Tuesday, May 18, 2021

How Biden Aims to Take Critical Race Theory to the Next Level in Your School; Here's Where Critical Race Theory Stands in Classrooms and Training Across the Country, and related stories

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How Biden Aims to Take Critical Race Theory to the Next Level in Your School:
If the Biden administration gets its way, the federal government will soon be alternatively bribing and threatening every school district in the country to push divisive and damaging curricula on race in the classroom.
It would come courtesy of a proposed rule from the Department of Education, available for public comment until May 19. In announcing the rule, the Department cited the historically debunked 1619 Project from the New York Times, as well as the “scholarship” of Ibram X. Kendi, whose many radical arguments include a suggestion that every law in the country should be subject to the approval of an unelected board of “antiracist” academics.
But the rule’s consequences would be more than academic. It would infuse critical race theory into the whole of the federal government’s primary governing law concerning K-12 schools, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. And if Congress standardizes state civics metrics, the rule will help shape the content of it (and do it with a billion-dollar-a-year cash infusion), unwittingly moved forward in a bipartisan way by Republicans.
Initially, the rule would apply only to a couple of small grant programs. But it wouldn’t stop there. Its introduction would follow a pattern similar to that of other unpopular national curriculum efforts, such as Common Core, which gained entrée to classrooms all over America through a carrot-and-stick approach. --->READ MORE HERE
Here's where critical race theory stands in classrooms and training across the country:
In recent months, both sides of the legislative aisle have turned their attention to critical race theory and its place in the classroom.
The theory, which claims "racism is a normal and ordinary part of our society, not an aberration," according to a seminar developed by Fordham Law School's Center on Race, Law and Justice, gained traction following the death of George Floyd last May.
Many Republicans oppose the theory, including former President Donald Trump, whose administration issued both a memo and executive order last September calling it "demeaning propaganda" and a "destructive ideology" that is "rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country."
Since President Joe Biden took office, Republican officials, especially those at the state level, have continued to push against critical race theory and related concepts, with an emphasis on preventing their instruction in schools. Here's what states have so far done this legislative year: --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

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A Welcome Backlash against Critical Race Theory

To Fight Racism, Should White Children Be Made ‘Uncomfortable’?

Black mother compares critical race theory in schools to KKK tactics

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