NOMANI: Schools’ War on Merit Is a Real Threat to Our Kids’ Futures

Pictured: Asra Nomani; Credit: Kristina Sherk

Asra Nomani | February 27, 2023

(Fox News) — In southern California, outside Los Angeles, Culver City School District officials are making headlines for an outrageous scheme in which they have eliminated honors classes from the curriculum at Culver City High School. That’s to the chagrin of many students and parents, understandably angry about advanced learners left behind in the name of “equity.” 

The Wall Street Journal reported, “To Increase Equity, School Districts Eliminate Honors Classes.” The subhead added, “Supporters say uniform classes create rigor for all students but critics say cuts hurt faster learners.” 

Documents I’ve obtained in the course of reporting my new book, “Woke Army,” reveal what we parents know: Culver City school board officials have been playing a long war on merit. Look no further than the “Equity, Social Justice & Inclusion Plan” discussed at a board meeting on Aug. 4, 2020, in the midst of America’s “racial reckoning,” and approved for its work from 2020-2023. 

Some of the highlights reveal the war on merit by the Woke Army’s self-described “equity warriors.” School district officials have been seeking “equitable education” not equal. Their plan included “Learning workshops on the concept of Critical Race Theory” for parents and “Professional Development on the concept of Critical Race Theory in the Classroom.”