Minnesota 4th-graders Told Not To Tell Their Parents About ‘Equity Survey’ On Race And Gender
A 4th-grader and her mother complained to their school board after her class was given an “equity survey” and children were told not to tell parents about it.
In an interview with Fox&Friends 4th-grader Hayley Yasgar from Minnesota said that the questions were strange and it made her feel “very nervous and uncomfortable” when she and her classmates were told not to tell their mothers and fathers about the survey.
In a video shared on social media, Hayley says that when the children didn’t understand some of the questions, they were told by a teacher in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District to not talk about the survey with their parents.
I’m so proud of Hayley, a Minnesota fourth-grader I interviewed today on @foxandfriends. She didn’t listen to her teacher when told not to tell her parents about a CRT “equity” survey in class. Report anyone who tells you not to tell your parents!! https://t.co/53JXsQxtuU
— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) July 26, 2021
The Center Square reported the following:
“The survey asked questions that some students didn’t understand. Even after hearing an explanation from their teacher, some still couldn’t comprehend the survey questions.”
A student at a public school in Minnesota says that her teacher tried to stop her from discussing an "equity survey" she was given with her parents. pic.twitter.com/Z04bQ1KvzU
— MRCTV (@mrctv) July 23, 2021
Schools across the United States have been pushing critical race theory on children in an attempt to contextualize current events on matters of race.
The CRT issue has ignited a country-wide conversation about the role of race and racism in school districts in the U.S. CRT is a teaching that generally focuses on how power structures and institutions impact racial minorities while demonizing the white majority.
Hayley’s mother, Kelsey Yasgar, said that even though parents were “informed that the equity audit was taking place, they were not informed on the date of the activity and not given other details.”
She went on to say that due to the secrecy of the school district and Equity Alliance Minnesota (the third party that provided the survey), parents were not told about the questions their children would be asked.
Minnesota mother shocked after her 4th grade daughter was given an "equity survey" in class and allegedly told "not to repeat any of the questions" to her parents. pic.twitter.com/zq5DZeWRzA
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 26, 2021
Kelsey was “very upset” when her child told her that teachers instructed students not to talk about the survey questions with their parents.
“I do want to say though I believe that this wasn’t a single case that her teacher made this decision. We had been informed that this came down from the administration and Equity Alliance of Minnesota instructed them to make sure the children did not share this information with their parents and that should pose a great concern in any parents’ eyes,” Hayley said.
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