Have you ever read the California Education Code (233) ?
Each teacher shall endeavor to impress upon the minds of the pupils the following:
• The principles of morality, truth, justice, patriotism, and true comprehension of the rights, duties, and dignity of American equality.
•The meaning of equality and human dignity, including the promotion of harmonious relations, kindness toward domestic pets and the humane treatment of living creatures, to teach them to
avoid idleness, profanity, and falsehood, and to instruct them in manners and morals the principles of a free government.
• Each teacher is also encouraged to create and foster an environment that encourages pupils to realize their full potential and that is free from discriminatory attitudes practices events or activities, in order to prevent acts of hate violence, as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 233.
• Establish guidelines for use in teacher and administrator in-service training programs to promote an appreciation of diversity and to discourage the development of discriminatory attitudes and practices that prevent pupils from achieving their full potential.
• Establish guidelines designed to raise the awareness and sensitivity of teachers, administrators, and school employees to potentially prejudicial and discriminatory behavior and to encourage the participation of these groups in these programs. (6) Develop guidelines relating to the development of nondiscriminatory instructional and counseling methods.
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