Culturally Responsive Teaching 1.30.21

1.30.21 Update about the ‚ÄúCulturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards‚ÄĚ being considered by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

Illinois has certain standards for what is required to be a teacher. These standards are contained in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 24. Section 24.130 of these rules contains the minimum requirements for programs that award teachers a certificate to teach. 

On Feb. 16th, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will consider a new rule that will be added to Section 24. This new rule is called the ‚ÄúCulturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards‚ÄĚ and if approved will be added onto the minimums established in Section 130.¬†

There are many poison pills in the ‚ÄúCulturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards,‚ÄĚ but the main objection is Section 24.50 G) The culturally responsive teacher and leader will:

5) Embrace and encourage inclusive viewpoints and perspectives that leverage asset thinking toward traditionally marginalized populations.

In other words, it is not only the job of prospective teachers to teach far left ideology but for them to also EMBRACE far left ideology. This is a violation of people‚Äôs First Amendment Constitutional rights. It is not the job of educators to ensure that students become the next generation of far-left radicals. What is happening here is wrong. I am urging everyone to call the members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to urge them to vote ‚ÄúNO‚ÄĚ on the ‚ÄúCulturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards.‚ÄĚ

If you’re upset about this rule and want to voice your displeasure, you can email JCAR directly, but I’d also ask that you send your thoughts to ISBE by clicking here. 

You can also clog up their phone lines by calling ISBE in Chicago at (312) 814-2220 or in Springfield at (217) 782-4321.

There’s a lot at stake, how it ends is up to you.

Here is the list of legislators to call:

 

CO-CHAIRMAN SENATOR BILL CUNNINGHAM

773/445-8128

217/782-5145

 

CO-CHAIRMAN REPRESENTATIVE KEITH WHEELER

630/345-3464

217/782-1486

 

SENATOR JOHN CURRAN

630/796-2623

217/782-9407

 

SENATOR KIMBERLY LIGHTFORD

708/632-4500

217/782-850

SENATOR TONY MUNOZ

773/869-9050

217/782-9415

 

SENATOR SUE REZIN

815/220-8720

217/782-3840

 

REPRESENTATIVE TOM DEMMER

815/561-3690

217/782-0535

 

REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HALPIN

309/558-3612

217/782-5970

 

REPRESENTATIVE FRANCES ANN HURLEY

773/445-8128

217/782-8200

 

REPRESENTATIVE STEVEN REICK

815/880-5340

217/782-1717

 

REPRESENTATIVE ANDRE THAPEDI

773/873-4444

217/782-1702

 




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  • Brad Halbrook
    published this page in News 2021-01-30 09:33:02 -0600