By AlaskaWatchman.com

The Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators (ACBE) plans to protest any attempt to block them from indoctrinating children with controversial ideas associated with critical race theory.

On Aug. 28, these teachers plan to rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Anchorage for what they claim are “ongoing attacks on the truth in education.” Educators are being asked to pledge to teach what they deem is necessary regardless of any laws to the contrary.

The event comes at a time when public school teachers in Alaska and around the nation are pledging to teach what many consider to be racist ideas that divide communities and encourage young children to see every interaction through the lens of racism.

The group’s stated mission is to “Champion equity in education for communities of color in order to achieve equality.” Their stated priorities are: health and safety of educators, students, and communities of color; equity in academic opportunities and curriculum; and hiring and retention of educators of color. They also promote radical gender theories regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Founded by current Anchorage School District educators Danyelle Kimp and Roz’lyn Wyche, ACBE echoes many of the talking points embedded in critical race theory, namely the idea that any racial disparities are a direct result of conscious or subconscious racism that is woven into the very fabric of American society.

Earlier this summer the founders co-authored an op-ed in the Anchorage Daily News in which they accused the Anchorage School District of endorsing white supremacy because it has what ACBE considers to be too many white teachers.

“Each day that our 60% non-white student population is taught by an 87% white teacher cadre is another daily and tacit endorsement of white supremacy,” the ACBE founders asserted. “This failure underlines how deeply entrenched racial bias and white supremacist ideology is in our educational system.”

ACBE’s Facebook page includes 980 followers. It’s unclear how many of these are actual Anchorage teachers.

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Activist Anchorage educators to rally in support of teaching Critical Race Theory

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


71 Comments

  • Timothy Colbath says:

    Any teacher caught teaching this garbage must be terminated on the spot – tenure be damned!

  • Vonda Sanders says:

    I agree! Teachers get caught teaching this nonsense needs to be fired!!!

  • Joyce says:

    Kids don’t see color unless taught to see it. Kids don’t hate unless taught to hate. Those who want to teach and/or support this garbage must come from, or be living in, a very dark place in their hearts.

    • Just a Mom says:

      Respectfully disagree but hear me out. Kids recognize color (I have four kids myself) – but their parents and elders teach them how to process that information. If their loving elders teach them that ones color does not matter as much as character then that child is positioned to treat each person they meet as individuals worthy of individual discernment rather than a broad brush of tribal prejudice.

      • Sharon Turner says:

        Biblical. God is no’ respecter of persons. and The Golden rule (*I suppose GOLD is a ‘color nowadays) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Love your neighbor. Love forgives, is not covetous. And all must work. Let him who will not work not eat. We word 6 days, rest 1, and “he who does not provide for his family is worse than an infidel. Good basics.

  • Sharon Turner says:

    Decade past time to “Cancel” All teachers unions, period! Let them know for whom ‘they’ work. Good to great teachers have ‘allowed themselves to be cowed’ by these tyrants. How about we send the USA haters packing? Do not let our door hit you in you overly entitled buttocks. Grandma

  • Ekim Kcidrub says:

    I’m in agreement with all of the above.

  • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

    I wonder what possesses a person to submit such ridiculous, unhelpful, unnecessarily hyperbolic commentary?

    You help no one with comments of this nature. Not even those who might otherwise agree with you.

    • Michael S Totten says:

      I agree with will. These people are sick perverts and hateful Satanists. They don’t belong anywhere near a school!

    • dalton stokes says:

      If you are butt hurt from that just wait a little while. You are getting ready to live in hell because you were more worried about hurting communist feelings then you were trying to save the innocent. Enjoy your last days of freedom

  • Michael S Totten says:

    That lady in the picture looks like a real upstanding citizen with her red hair and woody allen glasses. Ya I want her screwing up my kids!

    • Erica says:

      Didn’t know looks can screw up kids. How about before you talk about someone, you Actually maybe take the time to get to know them or to do your research.

      • Michael S Totten says:

        I have done plenty of research and I stick to my previous comment. Didn’t know that me picking on how ridicules someone looks could trigger such a libturd reaction Erica. If you support these idiots then YOU are part of the problem. Now go crawl back into your little hole while grown folks talk.

      • Lobo says:

        Michael didn’t say “looks can screw up kids”.. Give it another try to see if you are able to use some cognitive skills, and process English sentences.

  • Steve Peterson says:

    I’ll keep saying it: get your kids out of public schools! The more money we throw at them, they more they fail and the more they try to turn your children into socialists.

  • Fire says:

    Is that an actual teacher in the photo? I’m seriously wondering.

    • Fire says:

      Nevermind. It’s Rozlyn Wyche. She has a Gofraudme because she ‘wants to be a teacher’. What a surprise. What’s she going to teach? How to hustle a$$ for purple drank?

      • Erica says:

        Wow so racist. why is she teaching how to sell ass and has a purple drink because she’s black?

      • Taylor M says:

        The racist thing you just said is the very thing ACBE is fighting against. Would you be ok if someone said something stereotypical about you? Nope. You’re dishing out racism and hatred. Check your heart!

      • Fire says:

        It’s racist of you to assume I was basing what I said on race. That’s the problem with you low IQ Nazi’s, you cannot think past skin color. It will be your downfall along with not being capable of basic math.

      • Michael S Totten says:

        Oh get over yourself. People are free to say whatever they want. It’s their RIGHT. dont like it then cover your ears snowflake

      • Michael S Totten says:

        Personally Taylor I don’t care what people say about me because those people don’t pay my bills and they don’t share my bed. So get over your delicate sensibilities. THAT is the problem in this country. Too many of you sticking your nose in everybodies business. Mind your own

  • BenHadd says:

    Mark August 28 on your calander and let’s show up at their little party and let them know how the citizens feel!

    • Jen says:

      More like have counter protest at the Anchorage School District agianst its mask mandates, and the decreasing education quality and poor delivery reducing student potential for generations, no matter what skin color are the principals and teachers. Cause today’s ASD brown skin colored teachers are just as guilty, as the white teachers, not spending enough time doing personal reading in books that’ll help them improve how they better deliver education in their classroom. (Teacher In-service training days are clearly not working improving the teachers abilities improving the profession.)

      I think it is time for the director of Human Resources gets paid a visit why they hire the kind of people for schools and determine who dies what. He and his staff don’t get enough attention-Give the school board a wee break off the hot seat directing attention to Human Resources.

      • Jen says:

        ***does not dies

      • Donna Millwood says:

        Massive amounts of parents, grandparents, taxpayers, etc must show up if we are to show the ASD and unions that we pay their wages and we have every right to have a say in what we want in the curriculums and also teachers unions that we are very willing to work with them but it works both ways.

      • Taylor M says:

        Parents have every right in curriculum and education currently. People like you have no idea how the system works so you protest something that doesn’t need protesting. When curriculum is proposed, it passes by the superintendent, the school board, teachers, and parents(who are involved). Figure out how to get in that process because there’s an opportunity to voice your opinions there.

      • david Boyle says:

        Your post is really, really funny. In the past when the ASD attempted to replace its failing EveryDayMath program with a better program, it had a committee of 35 people to review various math programs. This committee was made up of 5 citizens and 30 ASD employees! The first math program they threw out was Saxon Math which is very successful in the Northern Lights ABC school–one of best in ASD. The “committee” finally agreed on GoMath which is EveryDayMath light–the math program that the chair of the math curriculum wanted. So much for local citizen participation!!!!!!! I have to throw the BS flag.

    • Taylor M says:

      APD has been notified today and will be called if your local hate spewing protesting militia show up and are not respectful. If you can’t act like a civilized mature adult, stay home. Everyone doesn’t have to agree on the “right” way. Move your kids if the ASD isn’t right for you. I hope kids see that the way some of these parents are acting is exactly the kind of human you shouldn’t be. You just threaten everything that is what you think or like.

      • Herman Nelson says:

        Not respectful. Like ANTIFA and BLM…? Maybe that’s what we need. “Peaceful protests”. I dunno.. Instead of burning down businesses and public buildings, just treat communists like old-time loyalists. Tar and feathers, public shaming sounds like a start. Move onto flat tires, keyed paint jobs, center punch to their car windows would give it a modern twist. But we’re back to the same issue- you folks have been butt hurt since the civil war.

      • G Aleution says:

        How do you know how people ‘”should be”? Are you the Creator? Are you a tyrant seeking your order followers?

      • Fire says:

        Taylor calls Ken Mccoy fellow Black Supremacist who’s an affirmative action hire and rollin’ in millions of “black caucus” ca$h. I just want to know, is there ever a day, even once in your grotesque lives that you don’t live up to the stereotype?

      • Michael S Totten says:

        Ooh the tall angry man hurt my feelings so i called the cops. Jesus crimeny you people are pethetic. The alaska statutes and criminal code say NOTHING about banning free speech so good luck with that snowflake

      • Keala says:

        Wow! So judgmental and threatening! Parents are allowed to protest. Its a free country! The school and teachers work for the parents and are paid by taxpayers – they have every right to voice their concerns and protest. What you just said completely contradicts what you claim to be representing – name calling and assuming concerned parents are guilty of something when they haven’t even protested yet. Again, judgmental! I hope people show up for our children’s sake because that hatred has no place in our children’s education.

  • Jen says:

    ..”Each day that our 60% non-white student population is taught by an 87% white teacher cadre.”

    Take it up with ASD Human Resources. I see they are the ones determining who is hired and what the new hire does. I think they do put the most loveliest non white employees in subordinate teacher roles who have a better encouraging temperament around children than many of the TYPE of white teachers they chosen.

    The Martin Luther King jr memorial sight is a little far away from the target sight ASD Human Resources on Boniface Pkwy.

    • Jen says:

      But at the same time more indigenous teachers arent always the answer like I see some who shouldnt be around kids if they struggle with patience.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    First it’s mandatory Masks, now this bull crap.
    Take your kids out of these schools before it’s to late.
    There teaching your kids to hate you for being a parent and telling your kids to call the authorities.
    Because you took away there cell phone for not respecting you.
    Who’s raising are kids these days. The government or you, as a parent teach then right from wrong and about gods love for each other.

    • Taylor M says:

      Who is teaching that in the ASD? I’m a more recent product of the ASD and I’ve never seen or hear what you’re accusing of. Yes, you are a parent who is in charge of your child, however, your child is in a PUBLIC school not a private institution. You don’t have a say in every little detail. If you want complete power, homeschool your child. Even in a private institution, you don’t have 100% rights. Within the ASD parents do have a say in curriculum, there’s a process for that. I suggest you research it if you’re so concerned.

      • Herman Nelson says:

        The part you fail to understand- we’re tax payers. We fund the schools. Currently, we a very small group of people pushing something that 80% does not want.

      • david Boyle says:

        Your post is really, really funny. In the past when the ASD attempted to replace its failing EveryDayMath program with a better program, it had a committee of 35 people to review various math programs. This committee was made up of 5 citizens and 30 ASD employees! The first math program they threw out was Saxon Math which is very successful in the Northern Lights ABC school–one of best in ASD. The “committee” finally agreed on GoMath which is EveryDayMath light–the math program that the chair of the math curriculum wanted. So much for local citizen participation!!!!!!! I have to throw the BS flag.

  • Jesus is King says:

    In the end GOD WINS.

  • G Aleution says:

    Click your boots together three times and say: “I want to go home”.

  • Mo says:

    Marxism. Either they know it or are plain stupid.

  • Rozlyn Wyche says:

    You could’ve pictured a better picture

  • Fire says:

    You could have POSTED a better picture. PERIOD. There is a period at the end of sentences. You are a pathetic wretch, aren’t you?

    • Erica says:

      Wow!!! Name calling, you are definitely part of the problem.

    • Taylor M says:

      She didn’t post the picture for the article, no one gave her a choice. Anyone can grab a picture online. It’s not rocket science. The point was to make her look bad to accompany an opinion piece. Also, a wretch? That’s an interesting word you don’t hear often. The name calling is extremely mature, adult like, and so helpful. I hope you can picture the sarcasm! 🙂 A wretch like yourself should understand because only wretches spew hate just to tear someone else down….I hope you feel better.

      • Herman Nelson says:

        “Wretches spew hate”. Isn’t that what you are doing now..? Accuse the other side of what you are doing? I guess it’s “der reich” thing to do.

      • Fire says:

        I looked at a number of photos of her. They all showed the same thing, 1980’s Jheri curl colored with a package of cherry kool aid.

      • MICHAEL HUGHES says:

        Like being called a “white supremacist” due to the color of one’s skin? HMMMM, sounds like racism to me. I’m glad I am old and sick. Don’t want to live in the kind of society that is being taken over by these Marxists bigots; you heard me right, that is what they are.
        And to hold it at any place that uses the name of the great Dr. King is and insult to him and his legacy. Do the words (and I paraphrase), “Our society should be one that is based on the quality of one’s character, not on the color of one’s skin”. He is turning over in his grave.

  • Taylor M says:

    It’s so funny how people claim all this divisiveness is happening by groups like ACBE, yet, this degrading article and groups like Alaska Parents Rights and this save Anchorage nonsense are extremely divisive with their language, the threats, the shouting, and the anger. I support Roz’lyn and ACBE. Roz’lyn is a good human being. She’s not a wretch or whatever other negative things people say. She’s a loving mother of 5, business owner, aspiring teacher, college student, and co-founder of an organization. ACBE is not a racist group. It’s not a hate group. It’s not an indoctrination group. It’s been shown throughout history that when people feel threatened, they break down and show their ugly side which is what many people in these comments are doing. It’s perfectly fine for others to think and believe differently. Your child is still your child when they go home so maybe parents need to spend more time with their kids teaching them what beliefs they want them to regurgitate (many work too much) instead of blaming the ASD for your lack of parenting and home training. Kids should be taught to process information they receive and determine based off their “training” they’ve been taught by their parents what is worth believing. Racism is real, it does happen, and it’s effects are real. Some of the reason racism and inequity exists here in Anchorage is because of some of the nasty, rude, mean, degrading comments made by people who claim to care so much about kids yet they act so immature. They carry on what they say isn’t happening. If you can’t handle public thought in a public school, do homeschool or private school. It’s very simple. No one is forcing you to stay in public school. There are other options. Many parents like public school because it’s a babysitter and it feeds their kids. People want teachers to babysit their kids all day and deal with their behavior all while teaching them not to think critically about the world and process information since the world is full of people who are different and who think differently. Teach reading, writing, and math people say? How about do some of that at home with your child…. Oh wait…. A lot of these aggressive parents can’t read, write, or do math well themselves yet blame the ASD. Interesting.

    • Just a Mom says:

      Hey. Sane, unemotional person here. I agree that if people don’t like ASD they should remove their kids. I have. I have been homeschooling for 3 years now. But, and this is where it gets tricky, the government still takes our family’s money to pay the salaries of pedagogues whom I fundamentally disagree with.
      It is the most important thing for me to ensure my children are not influenced by an increasingly hostile group of activists within the institution of Public Education. But those kids who grow up with Public Education will still be my kids peer group. So it’s important to me that my tax dollars AND my kids’ peer group are supported by well-rounded individuals who see the value in an unemotional representation of history and a rigid adherence to the basics of education.
      Kids are not social experiments. And they certainly are not the dumping ground for our emotionally-charged, pop-cultural whims.

  • Taylor M says:

    Want to know what your child is learning and whom to talk to? Here you go. https://www.asdk12.org/Page/5366

  • Taylor M says:

    The ACBE is holding a back to school jam to help kids get supplies for FREE that they need to go to school. If your kids are in need, stop by! We actually care about YOUR kids. Hate groups don’t do that 🙂 If you’d like to donate, info is below!

    “We are now taking donations for our backpack giveaway on September 6, 2021. A $25 donation sponsors an Anchorage student in need, with no limit to how many students you can support. All donations will cover backpacks, supply pouches, scissors, erasers, #2 pencils, glue, colored pencils, loose-leaf paper, composition notebooks, folders, pens, highlighters, 3-ring binders, 1-subject notebooks, and planners. All supplies will be given to the kids for free and according to their grade level. To donate go to theacbe.org/backtoschooljam.”

    • Herman Nelson says:

      Back in the day, you bought your own school supplies. Today, you are given a list of school supplies, you buy them, your child takes them to school, the teach confiscates them; puts them in a pile and redistributes them back out to the class. What a great lesson in communism.

    • Fire says:

      I didn’t read a word of your Nazi propaganda. You should save it up for the children you abuse.

  • G Aleution says:

    Horrible. ASD is co-opted away from reaching American and Alaskan history and based upon their own tests have produced the least and most common results in the nation and the world. Placing a gifted child in this milieu and expecting exceptional results and rational adults is unrealistic. Have seen what Jamie Madison, one of our nation’s founders had mastered in his preteen years? Now, that was “teaching”. The product of his and his colleagues’ educations produced an exceptional form of human government which is worthy of deep respect and learning levels adequate to support and keep this confederate (friendly) representative republic of law respecting, free countrymen.

  • G Aleution says:

    Do any of our ASD libraries contain the columns The Annals of America? The Annals should be required reading for teaching interns in order to qualify to receive a teaching certificate from Alaska today.

  • G Aleution says:

    I typed “volumes” and notebook auto corrected to “columns”. Sorry.

  • G Aleution says:

    What would be nice to see is a sample contract between ASD and educators. When are remedial, adjunct materials introduced at ASD? Does anything “go”? What curriculum materials are currently being taught and can parents review these materials? For me, if I was a parent or legal guardian of a brilliant kid I’d be pretty aggressive about ensuring my child is not segregated by rogue teachers social predicate biases against my type of genetic material. I’d be vocal about depth of available study materials and go even deeper into the curriculum materials of the founders.

  • Dan Baldwin says:

    How ironic that they plan to have their CRT rally at the Martin Luther King Memorial, whereas King advocated the exact opposite of CRT. He was vehemently opposed to judging people by their race.

  • karl harvey says:

    how about focusing on 3r’s? report card for Ak is damn near at the bottom. this wont be fixed by the stated mission of ACBE. their mission and that of CRT is toxic and will only further divide. proof that it is not about the kids. those that push this crap are narcisistic sociopaths who have no regard for their actions and how it will impact our future generations. thanks to the teacher unions, were stuck with this BS until enough push back.

  • Taylor M. FlappyFace says:

    This is the fall of the Roman Empire we are watching. Our libraries are in tatters. Our schools are a joke. Universities process halfwits through as fast as they can to make more money. Prepare for the dark ages to commence.

    Oh yeah! Heheh! I forgot they don’t teach actual history to children anymore. Let me try again….

    WTH?!? That’s RAYCISSSSS!!! I’m going to call your boss n get you fired for being a white supremacisss!

  • Ralph says:

    There is only One Race, the human race.
    There is no room for the Racist Religions in our schools.

    • MICHAEL HUGHES says:

      YES, YES, YES. I have been saying there is only one race, the human race, for years! Glad to see I am not the only one who knows at least a little bit about the science of humankind.

  • JH says:

    This is why we need camera’s in the classroom

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