A fourth-grade girl from Minnesota recently told her school board that her teacher instructed her to hide the fact she was forced to participate in an “equity survey,” from her mom, which then prompted her mother to go on national television and put those organizations on blast for imposing their “equity” agenda on children, tossing out a fiery response saying, “‘Equity’ is the mask that Critical Race Theory hides behind.”
We need more parents like this mom. She’s on fire!
Haylee Yasgar spoke to the Sartell-St. Stephen School District Board saying:
My name is Haylee Yasgar. I was in fourth grade at Riverview Intermediate School last year. … I was asked to leave that equity survey; my teacher said that I could not skip any questions even when I didn’t understand them. One question asked us what gender we identify with. I was very confused along with a lot of other classmates. A boy in my class asked my teacher if his mom could explain the question to him because even after the teacher explained it ne still couldn’t understand it. My teacher told him that he was not allowed to ask his mom and we could not repeat any of the questions to our parents.
I want the school board to know how uncomfortable this has made me; my mom always tells me I can tell her anything but she also tells me I can trust my teachers, too. Being asked to hide this from my mom made me very uncomfortable, like I was doing something wrong.
The school district had hired the left-wing Equity Alliance Minnesota (EAM) to conduct an $80,000 audit on “racial inequities” within the school district, Alpha News reported, adding, “Students were required to complete a survey for the audit.”
“When I was in the survey I was taking a few questions, and on the gender identification question I got very confused and kind of nervous after a boy asked his mom after the teacher explained it that we could not tell our parents anything. That just made me very nervous and uncomfortable,” Haylee said in her interview with Fox News.
When asked what her reaction was after she found out that the school was encouraging her daughter not to inform her of what was happening in the classroom, Haylee’s mom, Kelsey, said, “The funny thing is we were informed that this equity audit was going to be taking place. But the survey itself — they didn’t inform us of the day it was taking place or we weren’t really sure (of) a lot of details behind it. And due to the lack of transparency from the school district and from Equity Alliance of Minnesota, the third party that the school district has brought in to perform this audit, we were not informed of the questions on this survey, and when my daughter came forth and told me that her teacher had said, ‘You cannot skip any questions even if you don’t understand them,’ and when children ere asking questions and asking if they could ask their parents about it, I was very upset when I found out she was told not to repeat any of the questions to me or any other adult in her life.”
“I do want to say though I believe that this wasn’t a single case that her teacher made this decision,” Kelsey Ysgar went on to say. “We had been informed that this came down from administration and Equity Alliance of Minnesota instructed them to make sure the children did not share this information with their parents. And that should pose a great concern in any parents’ eyes.”
“It is 100% causing division among races in schools and amongst children. Children do not see color. They are taught to see color, and when you bring Equity Alliance of Minnesota into our school district, ‘equity’ is the mask that Critical Race Theory Theory hides behind, and we are not okay with hose types of ideologies being taught to our children at school. Politics do not belong in our schools. They’re there to be educated,” Yasgar said in reference to the agenda of organizations and groups like Equity Alliance of Minnesota.
Kudos for Yasgar standing up for her rights as a parent. This kind of stuff is becoming more and more common place in our education system and it should not be tolerated.