The National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, voted recently to support curriculum “informed by academic frameworks . . . including critical race theory.” It also committed tens of thousands of dollars to not only promote this toxic ideology, but also to conduct opposition research against its critics.
This indoctrination — and the bullying used to protect it — are deeply un-American.
Not that this stops union leaders from playing the victim. American Federation of Teachers boss Randi Weingarten told educators at her annual conference that parents are “bullying teachers” with their opposition to CRT. She also claims that the anti-CRT ferment is part of a political effort to influence an upcoming election (never mind that her outfit transferred more than $10 million to Democratic politicians in 2020 alone).
But most parents probably don’t want to fight with their local school boards. They are speaking out because they care about their kids, and they are tired of government-run, union-controlled schools imposing their theories of what’s best for them.
There’s good reason to oppose CRT and other racially charged ideas entering our schools. These concepts, which