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CRT School Curriculum

The children of the RE-1 school district are 40% below national average. As a concerned parent I decided to find out why. I have met with board members and heard multiple reasons why they feel that way. The #1 excuse I heard from a couple of them is "poverty". Not that poverty doesn't play a role, it is not the key reason that our children are not meeting their full potential. There are so many other factors holding them back. After some extensive research, I have found that the biggest reason is the curriculum Wit and Wisdom. This curriculum was adopted into our K-5 schools last year, and our 6-8 this year.

After studying the Colorado State approved curriculum, I have found that Wit and Wisdom isn't the primary curriculum being used (per Mr.Parr). It is in fact a supplementary programming tool, based heavily on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). This is leaving out the essential key components our children need for their education.

SEL is a curriculum designed to teach our children using 2 very powerful critical thinking components, social and emotional behavior. This combined with CRT is pushing our children into a collective thinking pool, stripping them of their individuality. Wit and Wisdom has used this curriculum to push many hidden ideologies. Wit and Wisdom has failed the Tennessee State Standards twice, and I haven't found any evidence that it actually passed Colorado State Standards. It is in fact in violation of the CRT bills. Its curriculum slid in the backdoor with COVID-19, being part of the grant money given to schools to teach it.

We as parents need to stand together and tell our school board that we demand better for our children and their future. We need to let them know that we want this out of our schools and want the curriculum that our children need to succeed.

Lynette Ward

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So, generally when you claim something is based on "extensive research," you cite or at least mention some of the sources.

Also, do you realize this entire article is self-contradicting? At the end of your first paragraph you claim "the biggest reason (holding them back) is the curriculum Wit and Wisdom," then in the FIRST SENTENCE of your next paragraph state that, "I have found that Wit and Wisdom isn't the primary curriculum being used." What is your point? If W&W isn't the primary curriculum, perhaps we should focus on whatever is the primary curriculum because that probably has a lot more to do with the low testing levels. Oh and also poverty. But a kid not ever getting a…


You're right-there are some pretty big LOGICAL leaps!


There are some pretty big logical leaps in this Opinion piece. How can you honestly claim that Wit And Wisdom curriculum is responsible for the 40% below grade average in the middle school grades when test scores are based on the previous year and this curriculum had yet to be implemented? Or that this curriculum, one year in, is responsible for the dismal average after one year in use at the K-5 elementary level?

What “extensive research” have you done? Seriously, did you compile a literature review and write abstracts on each article? Did you collect a random sample of sources and conduct independent probability statistics on the reported results? Did you construct a data analysis work up pertaining to…


Sorry but BTW Critical race theory is in fact being taught in our schools. If you check, you will find that Social Emotional Learning is being taught at all grade levels. While CRT is actually an ideology, it is in fact being taught through the curriculum SEL. Social Emotional Learning is the curriculum being used to push that ideology into our schools. Collaborative academic social emotional learning (CASEL) designed this curriculum for Wit and Wisdom.

Also Wit and Wisdom has never has passed state standards, it failed twice. It also never passed Colorado State Standards as a primary curriculum but was pushed in by grants as a supplementary programming tool due to COVID19. So our children are using a supplement…

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