Connecticut teacher sues after being disciplined for criticizing ‘identity, privilege’ training

Jan 5, 2024 | Political News

A Connecticut teacher is suing Hartford Public Schools for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights after he disagreed with an “Identity and Privilege” training.

John Grande claimed in a federal lawsuit that Hartford school officials “fabricated” evidence during a “witch hunt” investigation against him after he disagreed with the training. The Hartford Public Schools district implemented the training in 2020 titled “Identity and Privilege” via Zoom as mandatory professional development. 

Grande was a gym teacher for the school system for over 30 years.

“I was targeted for punishment by school district administrators because I refused to endorse their agenda to push critical race theory on teachers,” said Grande, who is filing the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.