April 1, Local K-12 Schools And DEI

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Heard On Route 51
Photo: Ryan Stanton (CC-BY-ND)

Parents nationwide are raising questions about how much control they have over curriculum in the K-12 school setting, particularly when it comes to topics involving race, religion, sex and gender. State lawmakers in January passed a bill that prevents school districts from teaching certain concepts, legislation that Gov. Tony Evers is widely expected to veto. Locally, schools are grappling with the question of how educators should handle sensitive topics – and who is allowed to weigh in.

Shereen Siewert welcomes Dr. Sam Dinga, diversity and inclusion coordinator for the Stevens Point Area School District, and Milaney Leverson, Educational Consultant: Systems Equity Focus with CESA 10, for a discussion on how local schools are tackling this issue.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Kate Spranger Producer
  • Dr. Sam Dinga Guest
  • Milaney Leverson Guest

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