Words Like 'Diversity,' 'Inclusion' to Be Removed From Georgia Teaching Program Standards
ATLANTA (AP) New rules for Georgia's public school teachers would remove the words diversity, equity, and inclusion from education program standards.
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted without discussion Thursday to delete those words and references to so-called ambiguous terms from rules that guide colleges and programs that train educators. The latest changes, which go into effect July 1, are among a series of steps legislators and policymakers have taken in Georgia and beyond to rid schools of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Its a travesty, said DeKalb County teacher Chris Andrews moments after the meeting. Without some sort of diversity, equity, inclusion training, or even mention thereof, are we even able to interact with each other in effective ways?