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To: Heartland Middle School
Call for Resignation: RACIST Teacher (Rachel Brainard)
Remove one, Rachel Brainard, from her capacity as a 7th grade science teacher due to violations of policies outlined in the Edmond Public School handbook:
1. “Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying” by means of demeaning comments and taunting or ridiculing
2. “Discrimination” on the basis of race
Why is this important?
Elementary educators are charged with enriching the minds of those at their most impressionable juncture, adolescence. Students and parents invest their trust in the school system, believing in the best outcomes for their children. One teacher betrayed such trust and used her platform to belittle, harass, and directly discriminate against a black male student, Latrell. Latrell was repeatedly berated for wearing his “Black King” shirt by Ms. Brainard who called him racist and insisted that there should be a “white history month”. Latrell’s classroom of peers soon joined his teacher in labeling him a racist and echoing the sentiment of “white history month”.