“Deep Equity,” developed by the Corwin company, is quickly becoming the new standard curriculum being taught in our public schools. If you’ve never heard of it, you soon will. It’s in San Tan Valley in Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; Louisville, Kentucky; the entire Cleveland Ohio public school district; charter schools in California; and many more American cities as well as Canada.
This is how their website describes it:
The Deep Equity framework, based on the work of Gary Howard, helps schools and districts establish the climate, protocols, common language, and common goal of implementing culturally responsive teaching practices.
The Deep Equity approach is based on the belief that scholastic inequities are symptomatic of institutional biases and norms that must be directly challenged through systemic, ongoing, and authentic work. Amazon.com Gift Card i... Buy New $25.00 (as of 06:10 EST - Details)
Deep Equity is a comprehensive and systemic professional development process aimed at producing the deep personal, professional, and organizational transformations that are necessary to create equitable places of learning for all of our nation’s children.
This capacity-building program helps educators dismantle disparities through sustained, collaborative efforts and courageous leadership.
Notice the politically “woke” phrases used.
Disparities. Translation: The monolithic gap in education between disadvantaged people and those who are privileged.
Culturally responsive teaching practices. Translation: If you’re not white, you will get much more leniency in matters of academic performance.
Institutional biases. Translation: Institutions that operate in a manner that oppresses certain social groups while favoring others. For example: institutional racism victimizes blacks, Hispanics, and Asians while favoring whites.
Organizational transformations. One of Obama’s favorites. Remember the “fundamentally transform the U.S.” speech? In other words, substitute the current white privilege–based curriculum with a new Marxist one.
From this, it is clear that Deep Equity teaches that America is a deeply racist nation with a “hierarchy of various oppressions” (intersectionality). It demonizes whites, halts all debate, and tells teachers to reject and resist parents who disagree. Social justice demands that everyone believe that white people are simply too ignorant and privileged to understand that they are the oppressors within our society.