World Florida mother and school board member slams critical race theory as 'anti-American' curriculum
Critical race theory: Diverse group of mothers from across the country speak out
"Critical race theory," the phrase that has captured headlines and driven news cycles, was once relegated to the halls of academia. But as CRT and its associated ideas have spread to school districts, so went the demographics of people debating its implications. Ideas related to CRT have featured prominently in controversial materials that pose what mothers see as a very real threat to their children's futures. Despite the controversy being painted by some as manufactured, the battle over CRT has thrust a long list of concerned parents into the public square.
Amother and Sarasota County school board member reacted Thursday to news that the Florida Board of Education voted to ban from state classrooms.
The rule, initially advanced byinstructs Florida schools to be "factual and objective," and limits teaching of certain ideas regarding race and history.
The rule reads: "Instruction on the required topics must be factual and objective and may not suppress or distort significant historical events, such as the Holocaust, and may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence."
Critical Race Theory: These states are already cracking down on the controversial concept
Critical Race Theory is a controversial philosophy – a progressive idea that proponents say can increase racial equity and which critics describe as a Marxist, anti-American and neo-racist. It’s either "a way of understanding how American racism has shaped public policy, or a divisive discourse that pits people of color against White people," according to a recent article in Education Week. "CRT seeks to diminish the reality that we are all unique and precious in God’s eyes," Melody Clarke of Heritage Action for America told Fox News Friday.
During an appearance onBridget Ziegler said that she does not want her children or their peers to "learn to hate America" through the "anti-American curriculum" of critical race theory (CRT).
Ziegler went on to assert that CRT "pins students against each other" and teaches them to see and judge each other based on their skin color rather than the content of their character.
"I believe [CRT] creates a further divide for our students when they really need to be learning foundational skillsets to allow them to be successful members of society," Ziegler said.
Ziegler, who has three young children, is the only member of the Sarasota County school board that has school-age children and stressed the importance of parent’s involvement in cultivating school policy and curriculum.
Nevada Family Alliance Wants Teachers to Wear Body Cameras to Keep Critical Race Theory Out of Schools
"If police do a better job interacting with the public when they are wearing body cameras, how much more important is it for teachers to do the same?" the Nevada Family Alliance asked."Creating a record that could be viewed by appropriate parties, if necessary, might be the best way to urge teachers to stick to traditional teaching," Karen England, executive director and founder of the Nevada Family Alliance, said in a statement released on Wednesday.
She stressed that school boards across the nation are making decisions that are impacting students almost "immediately."
When asked byhow CRT clashes with her families’ values of diversity and inclusion, Ziegler said she wants her children to understand that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed in life and added that everyone should be treated with respect "no matter what their circumstances are."
Ziegler added that she didn’t want children to "feel guilty" or think that they were inherently disadvantaged based on their race or skin color.
Critics of anti-CRT measures have expressed concern that DeSantis and other Republicans are forcing teachers to whitewash some of the injustices perpetrated against minorities in the U.S.
This line of criticism formed a heated debate amongcounty officials, and in located just outside of Washington D.C. in the state of Virginia.
NYC dad who pulled daughter from private school over 'antiracist' teachings launches parent support site
Andrew Gutmann, the New York City father who made headlines in April after pulling his daughter out of an elite private school over what he described as a failure to address harmful "antiracist initiatives" in a letter to parents, has launched a website and newsletter. Gutmann created the website more than a month ago to give readers a chance to contact him directly, and said he's received thousands of emails, which prompted him to launch a newsletter that will give parents across the country updates on what Gutmann described as a "fight" to end critical race theory (CRT) in U.S. schools. "I didn't have answers for everybody.
Gallagher likened the county to "ground zero" of the debate surrounding CRT.
A Loudoun County supervisor, Juli Briskman, sent a letter of support to the county’s school board describing the resistance of CRT as "racism evolved" and accused the public school system of a "low level of racial consciousness."
On the opposite end of the argument, one parent of Asian descent likened the curriculum to Maoist China.
"You are now teaching—training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history," the woman said.
"This is indeed the American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. CRT has its roots in cultural Marxism. It should have no place in our school," she later added.
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