Citizen Advocates for Accountable Government (CAAG) will be holding a citizen gathering and protest Tuesday, July 13th at the Johnston County Public Schools board meeting in Smithfield. The protest is coincides with the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Board of Education.
In June, Johnston County Commissioners voted to require a policy against CRT for the school system to receive funding above 2020 levels. CAAG members plans to show up and encourage the School Board to take up a strong policy against trainings and teachings rooted in CRT.
“Citizens Advocacy for Accountable Government is increasingly concerned by the many staff trainings in JCPS comprising CRT tenants, including equity modules that stated Johnston County residents are complicit white supremacists. We are additionally shocked by JCPS Director of Equity Crystal Robert’s public statement that we must be an anti-racist school system, referring to the dogma of author and critical race theory purveyor Ibram X. Kendi,” said Dale Lands, co-founders of Citizen Advocates for Accountable Government.
“Between privilege walks, inappropriate library books, direct trainings, and explicit examples of CRT in school rooms, we cannot deny the shifting of the culture in our community schools away from success to same outcomes, which have driven us from the top third in the state to the bottom third in a few short years,” Lands stated.
Mr. Lands said every concerned parent, grandparent, guardian, family member and resident in Johnston County is invited to petition their School Board representatives. CAAG is encouraging people to attend, speak at the meeting, and stand with signs outside in solidarity against CRT’s anti-American, divisive professional development trainings and curriculums.
The CAAG group plans to meet at Carolina Premium Outlets behind Outback Steakhouse at 3:00pm July 13th and drive to the Simpson building at 4:00pm. Water will be provided. The sign-up for speaking begins at 4:00pm. The open meeting starts at 5:00pm, and public comments are at 6:00pm.
For more information you can follow Citizen Advocates for Accountable Government on Facebook for updates or reach out personally to Dale Lands, CAAG co-founder at 984-297-3304 or by email email@example.com