D.N.C., where students are required to take remedial English language arts classes, has come under fire after some teachers complained about being forced to “disparage” students by teaching them inaccurate material.
A series of tweets from a teacher at D.R.T. School in Alexandria, Virginia, sparked the outrage.
In a series of messages posted on Sunday, the teacher, whose name has been withheld, wrote that the school has been told by the superintendent to “educate” students in a series called “DUB” or “Dubs, Dubs, Dubs,” to which they are being “forced to use.”
Dubs and Dubs are two of the most popular vocabulary words for students in D.E.S.S., which is an acronym for the Department of Education’s English Language Arts Standards, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.
The DUB vocabulary is taught in classrooms and on the curriculum in DUB classrooms.
The school, which is located in Alexandria and is one of the largest of the district, has been under fire in recent weeks because of what some students are saying they have been taught about the history of slavery in America.
On Monday, parents and students called for D.W.
C to investigate the teacher.
“I’m outraged that our children have been indoctrinated to believe that slavery was bad and that blacks were more valuable than white people,” one student said.
“I think it’s really disrespectful to our children to teach that.”
The district has denied the teacher’s claims and said it has “zero tolerance” for “disinformation.”