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Action Standards

 "Action" Standard #1

  • Without universally accepted definitions of what is or isn't fair, just or unjust, these action statements will likely lead to more "tattling" and less resolution of real and serious issues.

  • Children need to work on 1:1 problem solving skills versus "problem reporting," which isn't healthy behavior as an adult.

  • Most parents feel their children should spend more time on self-awareness versus policing everyone around them. Without self-awareness comes overzealous judgement of others, which - on the surface - would seem to be in direct conflict with the Equity Standards. 

Questions & Concerns

 "Action" Standard #2

  • Parents are curious about WCSD's plan to handle violations of the Equity Standards?  

  • How will WCSD objectively determine if reports of injustice are real, or being done out of spite or self-preservation, which is a common behavior of children?

  • Teens and pre-teens are terrified of the social and emotional backlash of reporting a serious issue. Do they also now need to worry about consequences imposed by WCSD for "failure to report"?     

Questions & Concerns

 "Action" Standard #3

  • This standard crosses the line as a direct call to organized activism with requirements like "I will join with peers, family, and community members to plan and carry out action against exclusion, prejudice, and discrimination."

  • Most adults don’t have the capacity or wherewithal to “plan and carry out action against injustice in the world,” so why are we putting such heavy expectations on Waukee students?  

Questions & Concerns

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