(DEFENDING ED) – The kindergarten and first grade team at Centennial Elementary School in Denver, Colorado shared their excitement about their plans to participate in Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action again this year. The school offers a link for Frequently Asked Questions about BLM @ School here. Below is a screenshot of that page. Reminder that kindergarten and first graders are 5, 6 and 7 years old.
We at Parents Defending Education filed a federal civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against Centennial Elementary School in Denver, Colorado for discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance in violation of both Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq. and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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PDE makes this complaint as an interested third-party organization that opposes racial discrimination and political indoctrination in America’s schools. Attached to this complaint is supporting evidence in the form of a photograph of the school’s message board advertising a “Families of Color Playground Night” event on December 8, as well as three calendar invitations on the school’s public calendar (accessible at https://centennial.dpsk12.org/family-resources/calendar/) for these events which were held on October 13, November 10, and December 8, 2021. The point of contact for these events is Nicole Tembrock, the school’s “Dean of Culture.”