West Bend, WI – In Paul Fischer’s closing speech at the School Board Candidate Forum, he decided to use his time reprimanding parents in the district that care about their children’s education.
Concerning CRT (Critical Race Theory) and anti-family elements in K-12 Second Step curriculum, Fischer said “To this day nobody from this [concerned parents] group has been able to present even one, what I would consider being a clear, legitimate example of such teachings from Second Step.” Fischer’s answer is either blatantly dishonest, or he is not paying attention. 9 Second Step lessons were REMOVED from SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) classes because of either CRT undertones, anti-family sentiment, or overly sexualized content. Another 27 Second Step lessons were flagged for the same reasons and supplemental lessons were added, along with sections of the lessons removed.
See Second Step examples below:
Second Step 1
Second Step 2
Second Step 3
Second Step 4
Second Step 5
Too bad he doesn’t know anyone on the Curriculum Committee he could have asked about
The day of the Forum, The MacIver Institute published a story entitled “DPI speaker educated teachers on CRT and how to use it in the classroom.” The article stated that the “taxpayer-funded equity consultant” encouraged teachers to “embrace these beliefs, the very fundamental tenets of CRT, and bring that work into the classroom.”
Maybe the most offensive omission here is that Paul Fischer VOTED YES on this curriculum!
Did he never read the changes made to the curriculum before voting? Did he think to do
research before he gave his speech last night? It took me 10 minutes to find this information. Is this what the people of West Bend deserve?
On April 5, 2022, I plan to vote for Melanie Ehrgott and John Donaldson for West Bend School Board. They have both stated their commitment to putting kids and family first over toxic ideology and political agendas in the classroom.
West Bend, WI
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Excellent letter detailing the facts of Second Step social emotional learning & how school board members on the Curriculum Committee agreed that portions of or whole Second Step lessons needed to be removed for anti-family reasons.