Bainbridge Island teacher cancels Father’s Day gift activity; cites equity as the reason


On June 13, 2019, in the Bainbridge Island School District, a 4th grade teacher at Capt. Charles Wilkes Elementary School sent an email to parents to announced that she decided to cancel the Father’s Day gift activity because she she had looked at it through an “equity” lens. Earlier in the year, students in the class participated in a class activity to make gifts for Mother’s Day.