FAIR News: Chapters Speak Out
December 30th, 2021
Colorado Springs Chapter Speaks Out
Earlier this month our FAIR chapter in Colorado Springs was able to effect a change in leadership and direction for Colorado Springs School District 11’s Equity and Inclusion committee by presenting FAIR’s pro-human message in a calm and thoughtful way.
At the Dec. 8 meeting, a statement from the El Paso/Teller County chapter of the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism got an enthusiastic response from many in attendance.
“We urge the board to thoroughly review and revise the Equity Policy adopted on May 27, 2020 to eliminate race-essentialist assumptions about systemic racism and group outcomes,” foundation member Judith Sears said. “Revise the equity policy to reflect the need for fair and equal treatment of all individuals, regardless of group identities.”
Sears went on to say that equity work places undue focus on a person’s skin color as a predictor of academic success and less emphasis on other factors like “conduct, values or achievements.”
Read the full article here.
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FIRE’s Free Speech Essay Contest
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is awarding $20,000 in scholarships to students who can make the best argument for why freedom of speech is a better idea than censorship. All juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools are eligible.
Entries are due by December 31st.
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FAIR Educator Alliance
Teachers often feel isolated and alone in their schools, but FAIR is here for you! We will be holding weekly informal “happy hours” to share experiences and concerns and work on developing resources just for teachers. We’ll also be holding more formal monthly meetings to address issues based on your needs and interests.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zoom link to our weekly happy hour can be found here.
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