School board candidates critical of critical race theory won their primaries in Connecticut. The battle for control of your child’s education continues.
In Connecticut, candidates for school board who are vocal opponents of critical race theory won their primary elections.
- Wyoming legislators released a draft bill that would restrict critical race theory in the classroom and provide greater transparency for what is being taught in public schools.
- West Virginia lawmakers took up the issue of critical race theory in a recent hearing, though some questioned whether it was necessary given “it was not an issue” in the Mountain State.
- The state Attorney General in Ohio issued a warning to school districts that injecting critical race theory into curricula “would violate the U.S. Constitution, Ohio Constitution and the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
- Critical race theory is not the only controversial classroom subject in Ohio: One suburban Akron school district is under fire for including racy and sexually inappropriate writing prompts including “write a sex scene you wouldn’t show your mom” in a high school English class.
- In a profile of Derrick Bell, the lawyer who created critical race theory, the New Yorker blasted “conservatives” “waging war” on critical race theory.
- CNN reported on the struggle over one Pennsylvania town’s school curriculum, using the left’s favorite excuse that “critical race theory” isn’t actually taught just because the phrase “critical race theory” is not present in the curriculum texts.
- Slate mocked and denigrated parents and communities concerned over critical race theory, saying the concerns are a result of minority populations increasing in their communities.
- National Review wrote about the electoral success anti-critical race theory school board candidates had in Connecticut.
- Breitbart highlighted comments from actor Jeff Bridges who believes white Americans should “get educated” by watching his Broadway version of To Kill A Mockingbird and “come to grips with and help solve systemic racism.”
- The current controversy with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley was touched upon by an opinion column in the Washington Examiner. Christopher Tremoglie said his backchanneling with the Chinese military is just the latest Milley scandal and that his support for teaching CRT in the military is part of a troubling pattern of unfitness for duty.
CNN is just the latest outlet on the left that reverts to the simplistic and unconvincing argument regarding the presence of critical race theory in the classroom. Simply because that actual phrase isn’t used in any texts does not mean the teachings and tenets of CRT aren’t being taught in a manner intended to avoid criticism.
The article from Cleveland.com regarding the inappropriate writing prompts provides a broader context on public school curricula and how much parents should be paying attention. The article quotes a police officer and father who suggested classroom cameras be installed. His rationale, that he has to wear a body camera to be held accountable and so should public school teachers, is actually pretty reasonable.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021