A fourth-grade girl told her school board her teacher asked her to hide that she was forced to take an “equity survey” from her mother after the child and classmates said they didn’t understand some of the questions.
A mother, and her daughter, who is in fourth grade at a Minnesota school, went before their local school board to reveal an attempt by the district and teachers to keep parents uninformed of questions a so-called “equity survey” was asking.
Alpha News Minnesota reported on a school board meeting during which parents and students sounded off against the district’s actions. More than 100 people showed up.
A fourth-grade student told the board about attempting to persuade students into hiding the survey questions from their parents.
“Being asked to hide this from my mom made me very uncomfortable like I was doing something wrong,” the girl said.
During an interview with Fox, the fourth-grader recounted what happened.
“My teacher said that I could not skip any questions even when I didn’t understand them,” the girl said. “One question asked us what gender we identify as. I was very confused along with a lot of other classmates.”
“A boy in my class asked my teacher if his mom could explain the question to him because even after the teacher explained it, he still couldn’t understand it,” the girl explained. “My teacher told him that he was not allowed to ask his mom, and we could not repeat any of the questions to our parents.”
The mother said although parents were “informed the equity audit was taking place, they were not informed on the date of the activity and not given other details.”
The student’s mother blasted the survey itself, saying: “‘Equity’ is the mask that Critical Race Theory hides behind.”
Defenders of the audit said it does not explicitly reference critical race theory (CRT) but instead aims to enforce anti-bullying rules and combat mental health issues.
But the mother of the fourth-grade girl responded, saying: “CRT advocates pretend the debate is about teaching racism and slavery. It’s designed to do the opposite.”
A Facebook group, Concerned Parents and Community of ISD 748, now has more than 1,000 members.
According to the Daily Wire, the Minnesota school district hired what it Alpha News Minnesota called a left-wing organization, Equity Alliance Minnesota (EAM), to conduct an $80,000 audit on “racial inequities” within the district.