For-profit

Allen Education LLC

Location:

Kansas City, MO

Location:

Kansas City, Missouri

Type:

DEI Training

Founded:

2018

Preisdent:

Amy McCart

Allen Education LLC is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training and presentation company based in Kansas City, Missouri. The company is led by Amy McCart, an academic at the University of Kansas.

The company gives presentations, trainings, and lectures to school systems and organizations across the country. The company builds on McCart’s work to expand “equity” into education. [1]

In May 2021, Oakland Schools based in Waterford, Michigan, hired Allen Education LLC and McCart to give a 45-minute lecture and up to 15-minute question and answer session. Allen Education was paid $3,000 and the audience was up to 1,000 teachers and administrators. The topic was about how schools could make MTSS work for both in-person and remote environments and how special education students could “equitably service all students.” [2]

Overview

Allen Education LLC is a diversity, equity, and inclusion training and presentation company based in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the “doing business as” name for Amy McCart, an academic at the University of Kansas. McCart uses her University of Kansas email and her work with the university in her Allen Education presentations. [3]

The company was formed in 2018 by McCart when it was registered with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office. It is based in Kansas City, Missouri. [4]

McCart is the co-director of the “Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation” or SWIFT, which is based at the University of Kansas. SWIFT was established in 2012 at the University of Kansas as a result of the then-largest grant award in the university’s history. SWIFT claims that it will “lead the nation in equity-based multi-tiered support system of support (MTSS) and inclusive education research and services.” [5]

In November 2019, SWIFT became a partner in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Charter Students with Disabilities Pilot Community Initiative. The $10 million venture is designed to help Black, Latino, and low-income students with disabilities. [6]

In 2020, SWIFT received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its impact and to especially work with students with disabilities. The grant is worth $1.2 million. [7]

The pilot initiative works with 10 charter school management organizations (CMOs) in eight states that have two participating schools each. The CMOs would develop their own goals to improve key measurements in math, English, student engagement, or transition to postsecondary life. McCart and the SWIFT team would help the schools and provide support in order to implement those goals. [8]

McCart claimed the work was important because the education system was built for white students. She also employed the far-left concept of intersectionality to claim that the needs of non-white students were ignored. [9]

In May 2021, she participated in a webinar sponsored by government contractor Corwin Press. She promoted her book Leading Equity-Based MTSS for All Students and spoke about the need to achieve “equity in student outcomes.” [10]

K-12 Work

In May 2021, McCart and her company gave a lecture on how schools could make multi-tiered support systems work for in-person and remote environments. She also lectured on how special education teachers could “equitably service all students.” [11]

The lecture was given to Oakland Schools based in Waterford, Michigan. The lecture drew an audience of 1,000 teachers and administrators. Allen Education LLC was paid $3,000 for the lecture. [12]

References

  1. “Allen Education LLC”. 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 15. https://defendinged.org/report/allen-education-llc/. ^
  2. “Allen Education LLC”. 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 15. https://defendinged.org/report/allen-education-llc/. ^
  3. “Allen Education LLC”. 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 15. https://defendinged.org/report/allen-education-llc/. ^
  4. “Allen Education LLC”. 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 15. https://defendinged.org/report/allen-education-llc/. ^
  5. “Allen Education LLC”. 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 15. https://defendinged.org/report/allen-education-llc/. ^
  6. Biele, Heather. 2020. “Education Advocates”. Kansas Alumni Magazine. https://kansasalumnimagazine.org/issue-4-2020/swift-center-education-advocates/. ^
  7. Biele, Heather. 2020. “Education Advocates”. Kansas Alumni Magazine. https://kansasalumnimagazine.org/issue-4-2020/swift-center-education-advocates/. ^
  8. Biele, Heather. 2020. “Education Advocates”. Kansas Alumni Magazine. https://kansasalumnimagazine.org/issue-4-2020/swift-center-education-advocates/. ^
  9. Biele, Heather. 2020. “Education Advocates”. Kansas Alumni Magazine. https://kansasalumnimagazine.org/issue-4-2020/swift-center-education-advocates/. ^
  10. “Allen Education LLC”. 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 15. https://defendinged.org/report/allen-education-llc/. ^
  11. “Allen Education LLC”. 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 15. https://defendinged.org/report/allen-education-llc/. ^
  12. “Allen Education LLC”. 2021. Parents Defending Education. Accessed November 15. https://defendinged.org/report/allen-education-llc/. ^
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