The San Francisco Examiner is reporting that five teacher librarians in the San Francisco Unified School District have created an online curriculum based on the "Black Lives Matter" movement that surfaced after the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.
One of the resource's writers told The Examiner, "We wanted to make sure that teachers had a means to teach what students were talking about with their families, or seeing on the news, or feeling every day."
The materials, which can be viewed online, include grand jury documents, poetry, videos, lesson plans and other readings. There are also links for teachers leading them to far-left publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Dissent Magazine where they will find directions on how to teach what is called the "#FergusonSyllabus."
Currently, the "Black Lives Matter" guide is the most popular at the district's website garnering 242 views so far. Coming in at a very distant second is the district's lesson on the Bill of Rights, with a paltry 35 views.
Board members are excited by how much interest the Black Lives Matter resource is gaining, saying, "[I]t aligns with the district's greater efforts to promote social justice." In fact, they are hailing their district as one of the few that is making such a curriculum available to the public.
Board member Matt Haney said, "I'm not sure if there are many other school districts that openly talk about social justice and equity as much as ours."
The Examiner notes that nearly 90% of public-school students in the San Francisco system are non-white.