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Fort Worth trustees pass policy to target ‘institutional racism’

The Racial and Ethnic Equity policy is meant to ensure that minority students get the same chances of academic success as white students.

The policy calls for providing “high quality, culturally and personally relevant instruction, curricula and support.” It also calls for the elimination of losing instructional time due to disciplinary referrals.  

The policy is separate from the district’s existing nondiscrimination policy, which protects students from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or “any other basis prohibited by law.”

Click here to read Board Policy AE(LOCAL)