Members of Legislative Black Caucus speak in support of Queen Anne’s County superintendent
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland are rallying in support of the Queen Anne’s County superintendent who’s faced fierce opposition for her support on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Two months ago, Superintendent Dr. Andrea Kane penned a letter to parents expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the need for more conversations on racism, but some weren’t happy with what she had to say. As a result, an online petition was created claiming that the superintendent is attempting to radicalize students.
Maryland Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes a member of the legislative black caucus is now weighing in saying the assertions that Dr. Kane is attempting to radicalize students are disheartening.
She adds that conversations about racism and current events in public schools are needed.
“I found it quite concerning and disheartening in the mere fact that Dr. Kane was simply wanting to ensure that all children were of the mindset that this conversation around racism is extremely important,” said Sample-Hughes.
Dr. Kane tells 47ABC Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is now working with a stakeholder group to plan for how the school district will engage its students and staff in conversations about race for the upcoming school year.