NewsFrancis Howell School Keeps Black Studies Electives Alive

Francis Howell School Keeps Black Studies Electives Alive

Standing up for what’s right always works….

Just a week after an all-white Missouri school board ditched Black studies courses, officials announced a change of course.

The board claimed there was some confusion with their decision.

Roumpos said district leadership, including himself, sees great value in the courses and wanted to ensure they returned somehow. “We’re committed to finding a way to do that in a way that hopefully the board would be supportive of, Roumpos said. ” We think they are important and can be offered for all of our students throughout the district.”

As the issue created headlines, the NAACP of St. Charles County planned on hosting a press conference on the same day of the reversal. However, it looks like the issue fixed itself. “We are confident in our academic team’s ability to bring forth a curriculum that is rigorous and largely politically neutral – one that will meet the Board’s approval on a timeline that prevents interruption of course offerings,” the district continued.

The initial decision is still raising some eyebrows from parents. According to Fox 2 Now, Miranda Bell said she was furious and questioned the motives. “Along with taking down the antiracism resolutions, just like what are you saying? What are you saying? Were okay with racism? That’s the message that’s coming across,” she said.

Source: Black Enterprise

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