Another cause for alarm: It is not clear where the money that went to this academic program will go, other than toward unnamed "equity grants."
Scott told me that the governing council never voted on the Marx-loving preamble. That's good to know, given this language: "Every students (sic), particularly" minority students, "have access to rigorous culturally-relevant curriculum that empowers them to be active participants in creating a more just society AND have any support they need to access and excel in curriculum."
Here's an example: "de-track" freshman math in favor of "heterogeneous classes." Beware: Those terms are educratese for dumping honors and dumbing down content.
The result will not be a more just society. Instead, a declining number of Berkeley High students will be able to do the math.