Jordan School Superintendent supports teacher wearing Black Lives Matter shirt


On Sept. 6, 2020, Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson defended a teacher at Jordan School District who wore a shirt with the Black Lives Matter logo, saying “systemic racism of our various institutions” justified wearing the shirt. Her justification was in response to a complaint by the Fraternal Order of Police who claimed that they have received reports of Utah public school classrooms “becoming spaces for progressive political speech and acts.” The superintendent also denied their claims that the teacher had disparaged police in class.