Over two dozen groups of parents are requesting that five different organizations stop funding social emotional learning (SEL) and race-based education programs in public schools, a report from Fox News explains. Co-founder of Moms for Liberty Tiffany Justice told Fox News “We as parents would like to see the focus put back on academic achievement, where our children are being given practicable skills.” 

Meanwhile, President of Parents Defending Education Nicole Neily added that “A number of these programs — equity, social emotional learning — are actually being used to push a lot of identity-based programming.”

A spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation defended the race-based approach to education, saying “investments in racial equity and racial healing, comprehensive community engagement and local, diverse and intergenerational leadership are essential to propelling children to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.”

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