EMB(LEGAL) - MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUCTIONAL POLICIES: TEACHING ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

Exemption from Instruction

Limitations

Required Social Studies Course Restrictions

Controversial Topics

Political Activism and Advocacy Participation

  1. Political activism, lobbying, or efforts to persuade members of the legislative or executive branch at the federal, state, or local level to take specific actions by direct communication; or
  2. Participation in any internship, practicum, or similar activity involving social or public policy advocacy.

Private Funding for Activism and Advocacy

Training, Orientation, and Therapy

Concepts Prohibited

  1. One race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex;
  2. An individual, by virtue of the individual's race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously;
  3. An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of the individual's race;
  4. Members of one race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex;
  5. An individual's moral character, standing, or worth is necessarily determined by the individual's race or sex;
  6. An individual, by virtue of the individual's race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex;
  7. An individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of the individual's race or sex;
  8. Meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are racist or sexist or were created by members of a particular race to oppress members of another race;
  9. The advent of slavery in the territory that is now the United States constituted the true founding of the United States; or
  10. With respect to their relationship to American values, slavery and racism are anything other than deviations from, betrayals of, or failures to live up to, the authentic founding principles of the United States, which include liberty and equality.

Student Discussion

Valley Mills ISD

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DATE ISSUED: 10/18/2021