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DEI, CRT and Ethnic Studies in School Districts

Empirical Data on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Critical Race Theory

Project Description

The chart below presents school-district-level data related to the implementation or prohibition of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory (CRT). Each school district is rated on a scale of zero to five, with zero meaning all-encompassing promotion of DEI and CRT and five signaling the district’s nonparticipation in DEI and its prohibition of CRT.
Showing 271 school districts
School DistrictCountyRatingCRT BanDEI PolicyPaid DEI TrainingDEI DepartmentCRT-Based Ethnic Studies

ABC Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Alameda Unified

Alameda
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Alhambra Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Alpine Union Elementary

San Diego
2/5
NoNoYesNoYes

Anaheim Elementary

Orange
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Anaheim Union High

Orange
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Antellope Valley Union

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesNoYesNo

Arcadia Unified

Los Angeles
3/5
NoNoNoYesNo

Atwater Elementary

Merced
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Auburn Union Elementary

Placer
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Azusa Unified

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Bakersfield City School

Kern
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Baker Valley Unified

San Bernadino
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Barstow Unified

San Bernadino
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Bassett Unified

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary

Madera
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Bayshore Elementary

San Mateo
2/5
NoNoYesYesNo

Beardsley Elementary

Kern
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Bear Valley Unified

San Bernadino
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Beaumont Unified

Riverside
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Bella Vista Elementary

Shasta
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Bonsall Unified

San Diego
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Borrego Springs Unified

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Brentwood Union Elementary

Contra Costa
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Buena Vista Elementary

San Diego
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Burbank Unified

Los Angeles
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Cajon Valley Union

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Campbell Union High

Santa Clara
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Capistrano Unified

Orange
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Cardiff Elementary

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Carlsbad Unified

San Diego
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Chaffey Joint Union Unified

San Bernadino
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Chino Valley Unified

San Bernadino
2/5
NoYesNoYesNo

Chowchilla Elementary

Madera
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Chowchilla Union High

Madera
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Chula Vista Elementary

San Diego
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Claremont Unified

Los Angeles
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Clovis Unified

Fresno
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Colton Joint Unified

San Bernadino
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Colusa Unified

Colusa
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Compton Unified

Los Angeles
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Coronado Unified

San Diego
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Corona-Norco Unified

Riverside
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Culver City Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Cupertino Union

Santa Clara
4/5
YesNoYesNoNo

Dehesa Elementary

San Diego
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Delano Joint Union High

Kern
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Delano Union Elementary

Kern
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Del Mar Union Elementary

San Diego
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Del Norte County Unified

Del Norte
2/5
NoNoYesNoYes

Desert Sands Unified

Riverside
1/5
NoNoYesYesYes

Downey Unified

Los Angeles
3/5
NoNoNoNoYes

East Side Union

Santa Clara
2/5
NoYesNoYesNo

East Whittier City Elementary

Los Angeles
5/5
YesNoNoNoNo

El Dorado Union High

El Dorado
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

Elk Grove Unified

Sacramento
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

El Monte City

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

El Monte Union High

Los Angeles
3/5
NoNoNoNoYes

El Nido Elementary

Merced
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

El Rancho Unified

Sacramento
3/5
NoNoNoNoYes

Encinitas Union Elementary

San Diego
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Escondido Union

San Diego
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Escondido Union High

San Diego
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Eureka City Schools

Humboldt
2/5
NoYesNoYesNo

Fairfield-Suisun Unified

Solano
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Fallbrook Union

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Fallbrook Union High

San Diego
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Folsom-Cordova Unified

Sacramento
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Fontana Unified

San Bernadino
2/5
NoNoYesNoYes

Fortuna Elementary

Humboldt
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Fortuna Union High

Humboldt
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Fountain Valley Elementary

Orange
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Fremont Unified

Alameda
1/5
NoYesNoYesYes

Fremont Union High

Santa Clara
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Fresno Unified

Fresno
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Fullerton Elementary

Orange
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Fullerton Joint Union High

Orange
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

Garden Grove Unified

Orange
3/5
NoNoNoNoYes

Gilroy Unified

Santa Clara
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Glendale Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Grossmont Union High

San Diego
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Hanford Joint Union High

Kings
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Hawthorne

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Hayward Unified

Alameda
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Hemet Unified

Riverside
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Hesperia Unified

San Bernadino
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

Huntington Beach City Elementary

Orange
3/5
YesYesYesNoNo

Huntington Beach Union High

Orange
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Imperial Unified

Imperial
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Inglewood Unified

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

Irvine Unified

Orange
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

Jamul-Dulzura Union Elementary

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Jefferson Elementary

San Mateo
2/5
NoNoYesNoYes

Jefferson Union High

San Mateo
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Julian Union Elementary

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Julian Union High

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Kern High School District

Kern
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Kernville Union Elementary

Kern
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

La Canada Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Lafayette Elementary

Contra Costa
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Laguna Beach Unified

Orange
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Laguna Joint Elementary

Marin
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

La Habra City Elementary

Orange
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Lakeside Union

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Lakeside Union Elementary

San Diego
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Lake Tahoe Unified

El Dorado
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

La Mesa-Spring Valley

San Diego
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Las Lomitas Elementary

San Mateo
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Lemon Grove

San Diego
2/5
NoNoYesYesNo

Live Oak Unified

Sutter
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Lodi Unified

San Joaquin
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

Long Beach Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Los Alamitos Unified

Orange
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

Los Altos Elementary

Santa Clara
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Los Angeles Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High

Santa Clara
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Los Gatos Union Elementary

Santa Clara
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Los Molinos Unified

Tehama
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Lowell Joint

Orange
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Lynwood Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Manhattan Beach Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Manteca Unified

San Joaquin
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Menlo Park City Elementary

San Mateo
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Merced City Elementary

Merced
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Merced Union High

Merced
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Modesto City Elementary

Stanislaus
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Modesto City High

Stanislaus
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Montebello Unified

Los Angeles
3/5
NoNoNoNoYes

Monterey Peninsula Unified

Monterey
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Moreno Valley Unified

Riverside
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Mountain Empire Unified

San Diego
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Mountain Valley Unified

Trinity
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Mt. Diablo Unified

Contra Costa
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Murrieta Valley Unified

Riverside
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

National Elementary

San Diego
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Natomas Unified

Sacramento
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Newport-Mesa Unified

Orange
3/5
NoNoNoYesNo

Oak Grove Elementary

Santa Clara
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Oak Grove Union Elementary

Sonoma
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Oakland Unified

Alameda
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Oak Park Unified

Ventura
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Oceanside Unified

San Diego
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Orange Unified

Orange
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Oxnard Union High

Ventura
1/5
YesYesYesYesYes

Pacific Grove Unified

Monterey
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Pacific Union Elementary

Fresno
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Palm Springs Unified

Riverside
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Palo Alto Unified

Santa Clara
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Pasadena Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Paso Robles Joint Unified

San Luis Obispo
5/5
YesNoNoNoNo

Peninsula Union

Humboldt
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Petaluma City Elementary

Sonoma
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Petaluma Joint Union High

Sonoma
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Piedmont City Unified

Alameda
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Placentia Yorba Linda Unified

Orange
4/5
YesYesNoNoNo

Placerville Union Elementary

El Dorado
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Pleasanton Unified

Alameda
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Pomona Unified

Los Angeles
1/5
NoYesNoYesYes

Portola Valley Elementary

San Mateo
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Poway Unified

San Diego
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Princeton Joint Unified

Glenn
2/5
NoNoYesNoYes

Ramona City Unified

San Diego
5/5
YesNoNoNoNo

Rancho Santa Fe Elementary

San Diego
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Redding Elementary

Shasta
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Redlands Unified

San Bernadino
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Redondo Beach Unified

Los Angeles
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Redwood City Elementary

San Mateo
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Reed Union Elementary

Marin
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Rialto Unified

San Bernadino
2/5
NoNoYesYesNo

Rincon Valley Union Elementary

Sonoma
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary

Kern
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Rio Dell Elementary

Humboldt
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Rio Elementary

Ventura
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Ripon Unified

San Joaquin
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Riverbank Unified

Stanislaus
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Riverdale Joint Unified

Fresno
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

River Delta Joint Unified

Sacramento
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Riverside Unified

Riverside
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Rocklin Unified

Placer
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Roseville City Elementary

Placer
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Roseville Joint Union High

Placer
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Ross Elementary

Marin
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Rowland Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Sacramento City Unified

Sacramento
2/5
NoNoYesNoYes

Saddleback Valley Unified

Orange
2/5
NoNoYesYesNo

Salinas City Elementary

Monterey
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Salinas Union High

Monterey
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Antonio Union Elementary

Monterey
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

San Ardo Union Elementary

Monterey
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

San Benito High

San Benito
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

San Bernardino City Unified

San Bernadino
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

San Carlos Elementary

San Mateo
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

San Diego Unified

San Diego
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Dieguito Union High

San Diego
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

San Francisco Unified

San Francisco
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Gabriel Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Jose Unified

Santa Clara
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

San Juan Unified

Sacramento
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Leandro Unified

Alameda
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Lorenzo Unified

Alameda
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Lorenzo Valley Unified

Santa Cruz
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

San Lucas Union Elementary

Monterey
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

San Luis Coastal Unified

San Luis Obispo
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Marcos Unified

San Diego
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

San Marino Unified

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

San Mateo-Foster City

San Mateo
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

San Mateo Union High

San Mateo
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Pasqual Union Elementary

San Diego
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

San Pasqual Valley Unified

Imperial
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

San Rafael City Elementary

Marin
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

San Rafael City High

Marin
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

San Ramon Valley Unified

Contra Costa
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Santa Ana Unified

Orange
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Santa Babara Unified

Santa Barbara
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Santa Clara Elementary

Ventura
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Santa Clara Unified

Santa Clara
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Santa Cruz City Elementary

Santa Cruz
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Santa Cruz City High

Santa Cruz
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Santee

San Diego
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

San Ysidro Elementary

San Diego
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

San Ysidro Elementary

San Diego
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Saratoga Union Elementary

Santa Clara
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Sequoia Union Elementary

Tulare
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Sequoia Union High

San Mateo
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Shaffer Union Elementary

Lassen
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Shasta Union Elementary

Shasta
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Shasta Union High

Shasta
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Simi Valley Unified

Ventura
2/5
NoNoYesYesNo

Siskiyou Union High

Siskiyou
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Solana Beach Elementary

San Diego
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Sonora Elementary

Tuolumne
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Sonora Union High

Tuolumne
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Soquel Union Elementary

Santa Cruz
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

South Bay Union

San Diego
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Southern Humboldt Joint Unified

Humboldt
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Southern Kern Unified

Kern
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

South Monterey County Joint Union High

Monterey
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

South Pasadena Unified

Los Angeles
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

South San Francisco Unified

San Mateo
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

South Whittier Elementary

Los Angeles
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Spencer Valley Elementary

San Diego
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Stockton Unified

San Joaquin
1/5
NoNoYesYesYes

Summerville Elementary

Tuolumne
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Summerville Union High

Tuolumne
3/5
NoYesNoNoNo

Sundale Union Elementary

Tulare
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Sunnyside Union Elementary

Tulare
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Sunnyvale

Santa Clara
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Sweetwater Union High

San Diego
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Temecula Valley Unified

Riverside
4/5
YesYesNoNoNo

Torrance Unified

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Tulare City

Tulare
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

Tulare Joint Union High

Tulare
2/5
NoYesNoNoYes

Tustin Unified

Orange
3/5
NoNoNoYesNo

Twin Rivers Unified

Sacramento
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Union Elementary

Santa Clara
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Vallecitos Elementary

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

Vallecito Union

Calaveras
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Valley Center-Pauma Unified

San Diego
3/5
NoNoYesNoNo

Ventura Unified

Ventura
1/5
YesYesYesYesYes

Vista del Mar Union

Santa Barbara
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Vista Unified

San Diego
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Vista Unified

San Diego
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Walnut Creek Elementary

Contra Costa
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Walnut Valley Unified

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Warner Unified

San Diego
4/5
NoNoNoNoNo

West Contra Costa Unified

Contra Costa
0/5
NoYesYesYesYes

Westminster

Orange
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Whittier City Elementary

Los Angeles
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

Whittier Union High

Los Angeles
1/5
NoYesYesNoYes

William S. Hart Union

Los Angeles
1/5
NoYesYesYesNo

Yuba City Unified

Sutter
2/5
NoYesYesNoNo

This empirical research project takes on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and ethnic studies, not as separate concepts independent of each other, but as intricately interrelated constructs rooted in critical pedagogy or CRT.

DEI is an amorphous, pleasant code-name of CRT. In theory, "Diversity is where everyone is invited to the party; Equity means that everyone gets to contribute to the playlist; Inclusion means that everyone has the opportunity to dance." Similarly, equity should mean everyone gets what they need. But in practice, DEI and racial equity often translate into race-based treatment, proportionality and equal outcome. Counter to the very principles of equal opportunity and equal protection, real-life applications of DEI and equity have been thoroughly and profoundly hijacked by CRT, to the extent that these terms become perfect crystallizations of the race-based doctrine. Anti-racism guru Dr. Ibram X. Kendi argues for antiracist discrimination to create equity. Critical race theorists in public health make this association that "Critical race theory is an emerging transdisciplinary, race-equity methodology." DEI is defined as "part of a growing sociopolitical movement that is introducing contentious transformative changes based on fringe social theory to our institutions and throughout our culture, and enacting policies with almost no resistance or checks." Core tenets of a typical DEI program can be described by CRT and a baseline assumption that institutions are oppressive and much of society is inherently prejudice, forcing the pursuit of social justice to be the priority of organizations.

In a California context with growing national ramifications, promoting ethnic studies has become a sweeping movement that ushers in various CRT elements through focuses on power and privilege, forms of oppression, intersectionality, hegemony and other pedagogical tools. In short, ethnic studies is the paradigmatic vehicle for CRT. On March 18, 2021, the State Board of Education adopted its final Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC). This final version is still firmly rooted in the divisive ideology of CRT, with "critique empire-building in history and its relationship to white supremacy, racism and other forms of power and oppression." Alarmingly, a more radical and CRT-oriented version of ethnic studies, marketed by "the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Institute" (LESMCI, formerly known as the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Coalition) has been adopted by a number of school districts, including several in San Diego County. LESMCI promotes the first version of ESMC, which was formerly rejected by the state and Governor Gavin Newsom. LESMCI categorizes CRT as a useful theoretical lens applied by ethnic studies scholars to center "the counter narratives of marginalized communities."

Five broad categories are evaluated:

  • Whether or not the school district has a policy banning or discouraging the teaching of CRT: 1 means yes and 0 means no.
  • Whether or not the school district has a policy promoting DEI or its equivalents such as racial equity: 1 means no and 0 means yes.
  • Whether or not the school district has committed local funding to advancing DEI or its equivalents: 1 means no and 0 means yes.
  • Whether or not the school district has hired personnel to conduct the DEI policy or its equivalents: 1 means no and 0 means yes.
  • Whether or not the school district provides one or more ethnic studies courses: 1 means no and 0 means yes.

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