Columbus Academy, an exclusive private school in Columbus Ohio, has expelled three students due to a campaign led by their mothers against the teaching of the Critical Race Theory curriculum.
The academy informed Andrea Gross and Amy Gonzalez that their children would not be welcome back at the school for the next school year. Gross had two children as students, whereas Gonzalez had one.
According to the Daily Mail, the letter sent to the two parents claimed that they had breached the contract with the school by failing to promote a "positive and constructive working relationship."
The letter continued by stating that the two mothers "pursued a course of action that has been anything but civil, respectful and faithful to the facts."
"Instead you have engaged in a campaign against Columbus Academy through a sustained, and increasingly inflammatory, series of false and misleading attacks on the School and its leadership,"
"Your actions caused pain, and even fear for physical safety, among students, families, faculty, and staff."
Gross and Gonzalez, however, have a very different take on the situation, saying the school refused to even acknowledge their coalition or dialog with them in any way.
"This is an educational institution that has chosen to punish children for their parents asking questions," stated Gonzalez. "I mean, the damage this does to the community, I mean, obviously our children as well... "
"It's ripping our community apart", Gross chimed in.
"We, probably just about five months ago, started asking questions, simple questions surrounding curriculum, our kids, our Board of Trustees. We questioned deep-seated structural accountability programs."
"And, in doing so, everything that we had suspected about bullying, intimidation, being marginalized, how now occurred, and resulted in our kids being expelled from the school."
"Our children are innocent."