Parent's rights group calls out schools for equity studies, requests civil rights investigations

The Manhattan Beach Unified School District, Berea City School District, Jackson Public School District, Hudson School District and Avonworth School District all commissioned equity audits or evaluations which found disparities between ethnic groups in discipline or enrollment in specific programs. 

Parents Defending Education (PDE) President and Founder Nicole Neily told Fox New Digital her organization filed the complaints because “If a district commissions such a study because they believe there is a problem, and the study comes back and says ‘yes, there is a problem,’ then that is something the Department of Education should investigate, there are real grounds for concern here.” 

“Otherwise, is this just some kind of empty virtue signaling?” she added. “We’re kind of calling them out on that behavior. What is going on in your school district, and why are you spending finite taxpayer dollars on these investigations.” 

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