Follow the Money
- 12/15/2020 - Douglas County School District, $16,525
- 1/2020 - Greeley Evans (Weld County) School District 6, $1,500
- Ridgefield Public Schools
- Lincoln Consolidated School District
- Bellevue Public Schools
- Elwood Union Free School District
- Harborfields Central School District
- Oceanside School District
- Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
- Leander Independent School District
- Prince William County Schools
What is the Anti-Defamation League?
The Anti-Defamation League says that its “No Place for Hate” program is in about 1,600 schools in the United States in late September 2021, according to its official website.
What services does the Anti-Defamation League provide?
In late July 2021, the Newport-Mesa School District voted to not renew a contract with the Anti-Defamation League for up to $38,600 for training.
According to public records responses, registration fees are:
- $500/high school
- $325-500/middle school
- $250-$325/elementary school
The average cost per school is $358.
$1,600 x 358 schools = $572,800 from 1,600 schools
Douglas County, Colorado, had a ratio of nine sites for training out of 31 schools for a ratio of about 0.29 percent of schools. Assume that 0.29 of 1,600 schools in the U.S. get training, that makes 464 schools that might have gotten training.
Site coordinator training is about $500 per site.
Estimated 464 sites got training x $500 = $232,000
Total estimated earnings: $804,800
It’s estimated that ADL earned as much as $800,000 from public schools for its off-the-shelf training and “anti-hate” program.
In early June 2021, local parents in Douglas County, Colorado, opposed consulting fees to ADL and another consulting company, Gemini Group. A local editorial headline read, “DougCo parents show CRT the door.”
What K-12 work has the Anti-Defamation League done?
Douglas County, Colorado
Douglas County agreed to pay $16,525 for registration and training in the No Place for Hate program.
Greeley Evans (Weld County) School District 6
Greeley-Evans School District agreed to pay $1,500 for a two-school program January 2020.
From its school district: “District 6 does not have any contracts, purchase orders and agreements with the Anti-Defamation League. However, some individual school sites have held trainings with the Anti-Defamation League. This information is contained in the two p-card transaction lists for January 2020 and July 2020. The January 2020 payments were for No Place for Hate training for Heath Middle School and Franklin Middle School, and the July 2020 payment was for No Place for Hate training at Heiman Elementary School.”
Ridgefield Public Schools