Schools’ efforts to combat racism and improve diversity and inclusion came under fire this year from parents and political groups who accused schools of propagating critical race theory, a university-level discipline that analyzes how the law has perpetuated institutional racial discrimination.
One effort that has come under attack is the San Diego County Office of Education’s equity department, a four-year-old office that has worked with 95 schools and a dozen school districts, training them in equity efforts. Among them are Coronado Unified, Del Mar Union, Encinitas Union Elementary, Lakeside Union Elementary, Mountain Empire Unified, Poway Unified, San Dieguito Union High and Solana Beach Elementary.
Fabiola Bagula, the county office’s equity director, said the goal of th
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