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Pa. School District Spent $20K on ‘Equity Audit’

'Educational equity is based on... allocation of resources ... between diverse groups of students...'

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A Pennsylvania school district shelled out $20,000 for an “equity audit,” performed by the Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity, which measured the inclusivity of race, sexual orientation and gender identity in the school system.

DVCEE operates as a subset of University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and provides program reviews to school districts within the state to help schools improve their diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

According to the Daily Caller, Council Rock School District spent tens of thousands of dollars in 2021 on the equity evaluation, as well as the creation of trainings on “culturally responsive practices” and “restorative disciplinary practices” for faculty and staff.

The evaluation consisted of interviews with over 200 staff and community members, and ended with a recommendation of expending even more tax dollars on the effort by expanding their “equity team” to “collect and monitor disaggregated data on [student] racial gender and economics.”

The final report also mentioned that the district could do more to acknowledge the LGBT community.

“Educational equity is based on the principles of fairness and justice in allocation of resources, elimination of institutional barriers to access and opportunity, and creation of the real possibility of equality in positive academic and life outcomes for each student and between diverse groups of students,” DVCEE stated in its evaluation of Council Rock School District.

DVCEE encouraged the district to acknowledge the “long histories of systemic or institutional bias, discrimination, racism, classism, sexism [and] ableism,” and noted that possible “resistance” to their newfound equity goals was “grounded in knowledge, power and privilege.”

Evaluators recommended infamous literature such as White Fragility and How To Be An Antiracist to educators and the incoming equity team.

Council Rock School District is not the only education system in the state paying exorbitant fees for DEI evaluations.

The Center for School Study Councils provides nearly 90 school districts in Pennsylvania with development trainings on “microaggressions,” “racial literacy” and “equity agency.”

Journalists including the Daily Wire’s Luke Rosiak, author of the book Race to the Bottom, have blown the lid off the moneymaking scheme, in which far-left council members are elected with dark-money expenditures from activist groups who also are part of the effort to develop the Marxism-based curricula and pedagogies.

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