Wisconsin directs federal IDEA funds toward racism, equity workshops

A project housed under the Wisconsin Department of Education is using federal special education funds to pay speakers to provide instruction to teachers on race, equity and Black queer feminist methodology. 

Wisconsin’s Educational Equity Network’s virtual events feature presentations from authors and activists, including notable and controversial writers such as Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, about racism, inequity and marginalized gender or sexual identities. 

The state’s Educational Equity Leadership Institutes are funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, passed in 1990. 

The purpose of the federal education law, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s website, is “to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.”

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction supports the Educational Equity Network. It is also
Read more…

Please follow and like us: