On Monday evening, the Burlington Area School Board met to consider adopting a new anti-racism curriculum. Their discussion ended prematurely, after protesters from both sides of the ideological spectrum derailed the meeting.
The school district previously attracted the national spotlight after one of its teachers taught a lesson on the history and cause of the Black Lives Matter movement — and subsequently became the target of parents pushing for her termination.
The two incidents highlight a difficult dilemma for some teachers and educators — how to teach students about the current movement for racial justice without drawing the ire of conservative community members.
For more on Monday’s school board meeting, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Adam Rogan, a reporter with The Journal Times.
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