Open Letter to Brandywine School Board and Dr. Hohler from Tanya Hettler

Posted on 04-03-2022

Dear School Board Members, Superintendent Hohler, and High School Principals,

I don’t know if you are all aware that the following video was shown at Concord High School on Friday February 11th to all students. I believe that it is scheduled to be shown in the other high schools next week:

This video is the epitome of Critical Race Theory that you insisted was not being taught in Brandywine School District. This video promotes racism, segregation, and discrimination on the basis of skin color.

The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment states that “No state shall… deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

This video violates this Amendment to the Constitution. It encourages teachers and students to treat people differently on the basis of their skin color.

Upon seeing this video many students and their parents were naturally extremely upset. One of these students recommended a different video be shown instead. I would like you to watch it and share it with all of the students who were forced to watch the pro-CRT video. It comes from a different perspective. It is not a consevative perspective. It is a common sense perspective. Here is the link:

In case you are not yet convinced of the seriousness of the situation regarding this dangerous ideology, here is an article that I would like you to read as well. I have included the link below. It addresses Diversity Equity and Inclusion in private schools but as you will see in the article, this problem is not limited to private schools but is found in the public schools throughout this country as well.

Please reconsider the decision to show the first video to any more students. And please show the second video. This will give students another perspective other than the one already being taught to them via the CRT infused curriculum that was evidenced in the FOIA documents that we received from the district and which is clearly found in the above video.

Thank you,

Tanya Hettler, Ph.D. and Citizens for Brandywine School District (over 100 members strong)