A Better Way Forward for NYC Independent Schools
We are a group of concerned parents who believe there is a better way to promote diversity and inclusivity at leading independent schools in NYC without sacrificing quality education for all students.
In recent years, a new orthodoxy has emerged at our schools, dividing our communities based on immutable characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. As a result, the core tenets of high-quality education—uniting all children and families through a love and appreciation for learning and community spirit—have gone by the wayside. Schools should unite us, not divide us. To save our schools, administrators must ensure academic rigor and intellectual integrity are requirements of any core curriculum while respecting parents as the primary moral educators of their children. We hope to contribute to a necessary and ongoing dialogue surrounding diversity education to achieve diversity, inclusion, and quality education for all students.
There must be a better way for New York City independent schools.
Share Your Story
It’s difficult to know how best to communicate the concerns you or your child may have about their education, but it’s important to share your experiences. This way, we can better understand the challenges facing parents, students, and teachers at NYC independent schools–and better suggest alternative solutions that prioritize education as well as diversity.
If you or your child have witnessed concerning content or been part of a troubling experience regarding NYC prep school curricula, please let us know. Submissions are 100 percent anonymous. We will never use your information without your express permission.
Columbia Prep students and parents reel after class on ‘porn literacy,’ New York Post
Dad who pulled his daughter out of woke $43k-per-year NYC school and moved to Florida urges others to do same because curriculum ‘teaches kids to feel bad about the color of their skin,’ Daily Mail
Father reveals wokeness at $54,000-a-year New York school after kids logged into first Zoom of the year to find head talking ‘in a babyish sort of way’ about ‘allyship’ instead of the Pledge of Allegiance, Daily Mail
Woke wars at New York’s elite schools (fees $50,000), The Times
Another Prestigious School Pummeled by Critical Race Theory, National Review
NYC private school offers reception for parents of students of color, New York Post
Elite private schools in NYC are ‘pitting students against each other’ with antiracist teachings that ‘demonize white children because they are born oppressors’, says human rights activist, Daily Mail
Dalton headmaster quits while Brearley dad writes scathing letter, New York Post
Head of NYC’s posh Dalton School splitting at the end of 2021, New York Post
I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated, Common Sense with Bari Weiss
Dividing by Race Comes to Grade School, Wall Street Journal
Revolution Consumes New York’s Elite Dalton School, Wall Street Journal
You can get involved by sharing your story anonymously here.
You can also connect with other parents at your child’s school though the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR). (Please note PrepSchoolAccountability.com is not affiliated with FAIR.)
For questions or more information on how to help support us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an abundance of research and literature regarding diversity education that complements, rather than replaces, a classic education. Below are just a few examples.
- Viewpoint Diversity research and resources, Jonathan Haidt
- Moral Courage, Irshad Manj
- The Courage of Our Convictions, Christopher Rufo
- White People Don’t Have a Monopoly on Hatred, Zaid Jilani
- The Miseducation of American Elites, Bari Weiss
- Critical Race Theory is Dangerous. Here’s How to Fight It, Samantha Harris
- The Empowering of the American Mind (Beta Version): 10 Principles for Opposing Thought Reform in K-12, Greg Lukianoff
Organizations (PrepSchoolAccountability.com is not affiliated with any of the below organizations):