Dear ARTLC Members,

On December 16, 2020, Senator McCrory and Luz Osuba, Designee for Representative Sanchez, along with CSDE and SERC representatives, held a listening session with members of the Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Collective (ARTLC).  ARTLC representatives included scholars from SCSU, UCONN, Yale, and Teach for America-CT; organizers from the City-Wide Youth Coalition, Hearing Youth Voices, and Students for Educational Justice; and students from Hearing Youth Voices, Students for Educational Justice, and UCONN.

This meeting was a follow-up to the ARTLC blog post on October 13, 2020 and letter presented on November 4, 2020 to the Co-Chairs of the Education Committee and the SERC Team.  The ARTLC shared their vision and advocacy for the legislated African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino course of studies, and expressed their perception and concerns about the direction of the curriculum prepared for its implementation.

SERC shared that the efforts to develop the curriculum was the collaboration of multiple stakeholders, including students and members of the ARTLC, and specifically recognized the expertise and extensive contributions of Content Development Committee members for its comprehensiveness.

During the meeting, the ARTLC identified critical components that Senator McCrory and the SERC Team agreed with.  References and examples provided demonstrate how these components served as the foundation for the curriculum development process.

Download this document (PDF) to read the identified critical components.