NYC schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is resuming implicit-bias training remotely for all Department of Education employees, saying for the first time the controversial sessions are needed because of bias against Asian-Americans.
The anti-bias workshops are controversial.
“The city has seen an increase in bias and bigotry directed at Asian and Asian-American New Yorkers.
Last year, state Sen. John Liu called City Hall’s push to scrap the test “racist.”In a video posted on Twitter last Monday, Carranza called it “critical” to explore deep, unconscious beliefs.
Instead of using outside vendors, the remote workshops will be led in-house by a 21-member team in the Office of Equity and Access.