In a recently published Op-Ed entitled “DEI and Bias Prevention Training in Schools is NOT Teaching Critical Race Theory But IS Critical to Ensure Respectful Treatment for All,” KSB Law attorneys Carole Lynn Nowicki, Beth P. Zoller, and Kirsten Scheurer Branigan (along with high school senior, Madeline C. Branigan) highlight the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts in schools, including education on topics such as unconscious bias, cultural awareness, and bias prevention and, in particular, how they differ from Critical Race Theory (CRT). The article discusses youth bias incidents occurring today and the challenges that many school districts have been facing while trying to remediate these situations due to confusion and erroneous beliefs by some that DEI efforts equate to teaching CRT.
The Op-Ed was published on December 5, 2022 by the New Jersey Law Journal. Click here to read the full article.
KSB Law has experience implementing training to help schools and academic institutions foster harmonious learning environments that are safe, bias-free, respectful, and culturally competent, and build diverse and inclusive cultures where equality, mindfulness, and well-being are prioritized. KSB Law has also helped schools and academic institutions navigate changes in the law, such as the amendments to Title IX proposed in 2022. Read more.
KSB Law will be hosting a courtesy virtual Lunch & Learn on the topic of DEI and Bias Prevention in Schools on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 12 PM – 1 PM. If you are interested in attending, please contact Christina Surretsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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