Applicants for jobs at the Anchorage School District are being asked to confess to the district their private thoughts about the Neo-Marxist “diversity, equity, and inclusion” agenda, in 500 words or less.
The application instructions tells prospective employees in advance what the correct answer will be:
“Anchorage School District values the diversity of our applicants, staff, and students and strives to be inclusive in our organization. Our district is among the largest and most diverse in the country. We understand the responsibility we have to teach and model both equity and inclusion to both students and staff. As a district we start by placing a caring and competent teacher in front of every student while honoring the diversity we share among staff and students. We seek to treat everyone with dignity and respect in our pursuit of both educational and occupational achievement for everyone,” the application states.
Then, the school district asks the applicants to expand on that statement by regurgitating its components in specific terms. It’s a way to weed out conservative values in advance of hiring:
“We would like to hear your thoughts on the following topics.
“What is your definition of diversity? How do you encourage people to honor the uniqueness of each individual? How do you challenge stereotypes and promote sensitivity and inclusion?”
The second question in this section of the application asks applicants to describe how much experience they have actually had working with diverse work environments:
“What opportunities have you had working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings?”
While innocuous enough, the district has already signaled to applicants that diversity doesn’t just mean racial or ethnic diversity. This is about the transgender and LGBTQ+ agenda, and about the use of bathrooms by all gender identities, but without actually saying so. Equity is Marxism sanitized and rebranded.
“Identity politics and its evolving concepts and tributaries (political correctness, intersectionality, systemic racism, unconscious bias, white fragility, etc.) can actually be traced back to efforts on the part of the ‘New Left’ in the 1960s and 1970s to preserve Marxist theory by disassociating it from Marxist practice in places like Russia, China, and Cuba,” wrote Bradley R. Gitz, who earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois.
“Embarrassed by the show trials and the mounds of corpses in the killing fields of ‘people’s republics,’ Marxists shifted the focus away from Marx’s historical revolutionary class, the proletariat, to groups defined by race and ethnicity. Rather than the bourgeoisie oppressing the proletariat, we get white Christian males oppressing people of color, gays, and the transgendered,” Gitz wrote.
In the old Marxist framework, status was determined by your relationship to the means of production, while in the new Marxist framework, it’s all about skin color, gender identity, or sexual preference, he explained here.
“The terminology has changed, but the fundamental logic and theoretical relationships have not–politics still centers around conflict between oppressor and oppressed groups, ‘false consciousness’ still needs to be overcome by ‘revolutionary consciousness’ (the Great Awokening), and an abstract, cosmic sense of justice still requires that the expropriators be expropriated (that the ‘white supremacist patriarchy’ be dethroned as the capitalist bourgeoisie),” Gitz wrote.
“And at the heart of all this is an old term, ‘equity,’ that is now being used to deceptively market the new Marxism and which has been made the centerpiece of the Biden administration agenda.
Anchorage schools provide some of the lowest quality education in the country, with parents fleeing the district, which has drifted into Marxist training camps.
In the 2018-2019 school year, the Anchorage School District enrolled approximately 46,695 students. According to the latest figures available, the district now has 43,298 students, a loss of nearly 3,400 students over five years, representing a 7.27% drop in enrollment in five years.
In 2010, when today’s Anchorage 12th graders enrolled in kindergarten, Anchorage schools reported enrollment of 49,492. During their 13 years from K-12, the district has lost over 12.5% of its enrollment.
According to state test scores, only 37% of students in Anchorage are grade-proficient in math and 43% are proficient in reading.
The document itself is available here: