After it was confirmed that an email promoting radical Marxism was sent by a Plano school counselor, a Plano city councilman is demanding an investigation.

On June 12, an email was sent by Plano ISD Counselor Dianne Evans to fellow counselors, containing documents from a webinar titled “Understanding the Black Experience in America: Be the Change You Want to See in the World.”

Among the documents were reading lists that contained guidebooks for terrorist warfare, communist politics, and recommendations for readers, such as pushing to defund the police.

In response to inquiries sent to the Plano ISD board and Evans, Superintendent Sara Bonser said, “We can confirm that the webinar attended by the employee was not authorized, supported, nor is it in use by Plano ISD.”

The situation has outraged a number of Texans and has even caught the attention of radio talk show host Chris Krok and Plano City Councilman Shelby Williams.

“As a father with two children in Plano ISD, as a member of the Plano City Council who took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and as a proud American, I’m deeply concerned about the apparent promotion of Marxist propaganda and its dangerous agenda by one of the Plano ISD staff,” Williams told Texas Scorecard. “I urge the Plano ISD board and administration to conduct a very thorough investigation into this issue and to take appropriate action to ensure such an insidious ideology is neither promoted nor encouraged within our school system, by anyone at any time.”

Texas Scorecard sent inquiries to Bonser and the Plano ISD Board of Trustees regarding Williams’ statement and what actions they were taking.

Concerned citizens may contact their Plano ISD board member, as well as their elected member of the State Board of Education.

Robert Montoya

Born in Houston, Robert Montoya is an investigative reporter for Texas Scorecard. He believes transparency is the obligation of government.


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