We have uncovered that the Clayton Missouri Board of Education is using the conterversial Panorama literature in the school district’s educational curriculum. How many school districts around the country are paying for this racist garbage?
On Monday US Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered his FBI to mobilize against parents who oppose the racist critical race theory (CRT) at school and other local board meetings across the country.
Then yesterday we revealed the fact that AG Garland’s son-in-law runs a company that sells CRT literature across the country. This is big business and very profitable. His company is named Panorama.
To determine the extent of the Panorama material being used across the country, we looked into one St. Louis School District that had a School Board meeting this week. Clayton, Missouri, a city in St. Louis County, has rapidly embraced all things ‘Equity’. This is code for pushing the Critical Race Theory (CRT). The timeline has been breathtaking.
We watched the September 29, 2021, Clayton School Board Meeting to see what is happening in regards to CRT and Panorama. The Chief Equity and Diversity Officer presented a quarterly update. In his update, Panorama is mentioned numerous times. Notably, the Equity Officer states:
…it’s a marathon not a sprint. I think we’re changing up entirely how we create a educational experience for a student using our Panorama data… I think right now we’re in kind of a reset mode in terms of changing a mindset, in terms of what professional learning and growth looks like. I think you know like I said in terms of setting up these systems, it’s a 5 year system in setting up curriculum in terms of building capacities…”
The School District of Clayton’s September 29, 2021, School Board Meeting is on Youtube. The comments above start at the 2:29:02 mark and can be viewed in the video below.
Note that over a third of the three-hour meeting was devoted to ‘Equity’. At no time in the meeting is there a discussion of excellence or actual academics in the entire three hours per our review. There appears to be no discussion of costs, despite the calls to provide Masters Certificate training for staff thru McDaniel University. The Board and the Equity Officer expressed a desire to create “Equity Leaders” in each building who would receive a “stipend” for their efforts (undoubtedly pushing CRT.)
One board member also stated he could see a day when they would mandate the certificate discussed above. The same board member joked that he would mandate the program if he was superintendent. Panorama-related assessments that are given to staff and students are clearly driving this train and providing the “data” to justify the programs.
Listen to the discussion below from the Clayton School District’s Board of Education Meeting on September 29, 2021. At the 2:28:42 mark, the discussion turns to ‘Panorama’ and its use in the district.