Anti-Critical Race Theory Candidates Advance in Local Elections, More States Seek to Stop CRT in the Classroom

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.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




Author’s Take

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 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.

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