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Letter to the Editor: Los Alamitos Unified School District embracing Critical Race Theory

Dear Editor,

The taxes I pay help pay for public schools in the Los Alamitos Unified School District. One of the main reasons I chose this area was because of the great reputation LAUSD had. Times have changed. Once I learned that LAUSD embraces the anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, anti-American Critical Race Theory doctrine, I had to find a way to protect my children. Whatever name they give to Critical Race Theory (ethnic studies, social justice, whites are bad, etc.), it is still Critical Race Theory! The only way I can protect my children from these racist teachings is to remove them from the district. I would rather bear this financial burden than subject my children to these divisive teachings.

In multiple emails, Superintendent Pulver has pushed back on accusations of promoting Critical Race Theory, unequivocally stating “we are not implementing Critical Race Theory.”

In my opinion, Los Alamitos Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Andrew Pulver confirmed that LAUSD embraces Critical Race Theory not only by implementing the social justice standards in K-12 and the ethnic studies curriculum in high school, but also by inviting Dr. Tyrone Howard as the guest speaker for LAUSD’s upcoming welcome back teachers event on August 13.

The same Dr. Tyrone Howard who wrote the foreword for the book “Critical Race Theory in Teacher Education” by Keonghee Tao Han and Judson Laughter. This is what Dr. Howard wrote in the foreword: “Han and Laughter have assembled an amazing group of scholars and practitioners merging the fields of Critical Race Theory and teacher education.”

And the same Dr. Tyrone Howard who wrote the 2019 book “All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness,” where the publisher states Dr. Howard’s book “brings together three frameworks relevant for equity in schools – wellness, critical pedagogy, and critical race theory.”

It certainly sounds like Dr. Pulver and the LAUSD not only support, but promote Critical Race Theory!

Superintendent Pulver and the LAUSD may erroneously assume that because my kids are not attending the district’s schools that my standing as a concerned taxpaying parent ceases to be of their concern. They are wrong! Because LAUSD has forced me to protect my children from their radical teachings, I plan to be even more vocal about what the LAUSD is doing within our community.

Other parents have also been forced to remove their children and either lose income to homeschool or find the money to send their kids to a private/charter school. Plus, recent events have made some people question moving into any of the cities covered by LAUSD.

From coast to coast, parents are protesting the Marxist Critical Race Theory. Concerned parents and homeowners in and around LAUSD are invited to voice their concerns to Dr. Pulver and the LAUSD Board since there is no question they support CRT.

Sincerely,

Staci Muller
Seal Beach Resident

3 Comments

  1. It would be wonderful if people would just practice democracy and place their children elsewhere. The rants against teaching history are getting very tired.

    1. Ann Lounsbury – People pay taxes for public schools but don’t all have the financial resources to send their child(ren) to private schools, charter schools or homeschool them. This is why many are thrilled about the upcoming petition to put CALIFORNIA SCHOOL CHOICE on the 2022 ballot.

  2. Great letter! The Los Alamitos Unified School District is an embarrassment. There should be no question that the LAUSD promotes Critical Race Theory!!! What really annoys me is that there is supposedly one Republican on the board. Instead of votes being 4 Marxists to 1 Republican, the votes are 5 Marxists approving Critical Race Theory because the supposed Republican Diana Hill votes with the Marxist majority. It’s a shame watching LAUSD go down this path.

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