Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, according to Breitbart News, was involved in an anti-racist agreement that parents had to sign before their children would be enrolled at Georgetown Day School, where Jackson is a member of the Board of Trustees.
During her confirmation hearing, Jackson denied she had anything to do with the curriculum being taught at Georgetown Day School and that the school was teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT).
Breitbart revealed that the school is demanding parents sign a “New Enrollment Contract Clause,” stating that the school has “made a commitment to work actively against individual and systemic racism.”
From Breitbart News, the form reads in full:
Parents acknowledge and understand that GDS is an institution that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and that has made a commitment to work actively against individual and systemic racism, hatred, oppression, and bigotry of any kind. By signing this document, parents and students agree to join in the school’s commitment and to engage in actions and efforts in furtherance of these values and commitments within the GDS community.
The form also gives parents resources to fight “systematic racism” and advance racial equity. “Below, please find a number of resources to consider as you discuss race and actively work against racism with your child(ren),” the form states before providing specific links to resources. Some of the school’s recommended resources:
• What is systemic racism?
• Glossary for Understanding the Dismantling Structural Racism/Promoting Racial Equity Analysis
• Racial Stress and Self Care for Parents
• “Talking to Kids… About Race”
• Talking To Your Kids About Race and How to Raise An Anti-Racist Kid
• How to talk to kids about race and racism
• Talking Race With Young Children
Jackson also signed a letter which was given to parents of Georgetown Day School students, that states that the school is working against “systemic racism.”
Georgetown Day School is affiliated with National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), which promotes race-based curriculum.
The enrollment contract states “[t]he entire Board of Trustees” which would include Jackson “with enthusiasm and conviction” to require Georgetown Day School families to commit to the enrollment contract.
Breitbart News was given the new enrollment and highlights some of the conditions parents and students must adhere to in order to gain enrollment:
From Document 02 – “13 tips on how to talk to children about diversity and difference”:
• Page 2: “Talk about diversity in the same way you would talk about safety… ‘If you don’t acknowledge differences, you fail to prepare your child to live in a multiethnic society.’ That adage is true for gender identity, disability, Indigenous People and transphobia.”
From Document 04 – “Talking to young children about racial bias”:
• Page 1: “Children learn about racial differences and racial bias from an early age… The process of learning racial bias is a lot like learning a new language… As early as 6 months, a baby’s brain can notice race-based differences. By ages 2 to 4, children can internalize racial bias.”
From Document 05 – Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Guide:
• Page 10: “Goodness has a First Amendment right, too. We urge you to denounce hate groups and hate crimes and to spread the truth about hate’s threat to a pluralistic society. An informed and unified community is the best defense against hate.”
The “Family & Student Handbook” shows the level of involvement from Jackson, in implementing CRT into the school curriculum.
Excerpts below state:
• Page 8: “The GDS Board of Trustees governs the affairs of the School in close partnership with the Head of School and senior leadership, helping to ensure that GDS operates in a financially sound manner and adheres to the values implied and explicit in its mission statement.”
• Page 9: “The majority of Board members are current GDS parents elected by the parent body. In accordance with the bylaws and spirit of Georgetown Day School, parents elect members of the Board of Trustees after receiving recommendations from a Nominating Committee. In its deliberations, the Committee seeks candidates who are committed to sustaining the School’s core values and mission and who can contribute relevant professional expertise and leadership as well as the substantial time commitment required to attend full Board and committee meetings regularly.”
• Page 90: “GDS may dismiss a student whose parent, guardian, family member or other adult involved with the student fails to comply with policies or procedures of the School… To assist in creating the most effective relationship, the School expects that parents will observe the following guidelines… Share in the School’s vision, support the mission of the School…”
“Is critical race theory taught in schools? Is it taught in kindergarten through twelfth [grade]?” Cruz questioned Jackson.
“I don’t know. I don’t think so,” she responded. “I believe it’s an academic theory that is at the law school level.” she replied.
Jackson knowingly lied about her knowledge of CRT and other questionable “ideas” being taught.