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The Biden Department of Education has quietly proposed a new rule prioritizing the use of federal tax dollars for K-12 schools that replace traditional education with “culturally responsive teaching and learning” – more commonly referred to as critical race theory. This is the most significant move by the federal government to redefine the nature of state-funded public schools in U.S. history.

Although the current effort to push public schools receiving federal funding to adopt a detailed indoctrination agenda may feel new and overwhelming for parents, the truth is that the Biden attempt is simply the last phase in a decades-long effort to control local schools and press the progressive agenda on our children. With the power of taxpayer-funded purse strings, the federal government sends a message to public schools that if they want financial aid they must “teach” critical race theory and prioritize its ideologically anti-American, anti-traditional agenda over traditional education.

Under Obama, public schools were thrust into the controversial world of Common Core, a series of federal mandates that included “awareness education” involving a progressive view of race, gender, and so-called “equity” (not to be confused with “equality”).

Under Biden, a far more aggressive level of federal control over our nation’s K-12 classrooms will replace history (and objective truth) with identity politics and a warped view of American civics and institutions. In many cases, teachers are told to hide the racially divisive curriculum from parents. In others, students are encouraged to report the words and views of their parents and caretakers as examples of institutional racism. The initial goal is the indoctrination of young minds, but the long view is to aggregate power behind an alien political worldview that fed the dehumanizing machines of the Soviet Union and communist China.

Critical race theory curriculum tells students that they fall into one of two categories – the oppressed or the oppressor – based solely on the color of their skin. It tells students that if they are white then they are privileged and racist, and makes them affirm this ideology through classroom discussion and assignments. Some school districts take it even a step further and physically segregate students based on their race for lessons, reducing them to nothing more than a set of racial stereotypes.

This is not healthy. It erases decades of progress. And it pits our children against each other, teaching them to hate one another. Parents must stay alert because this week’s proposed rule is just the beginning. Senate and House Democrats have already introduced bills, including the Civics Secures Democracy Act, which would require schools to promote critical race theory in exchange for more federal money.

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( April 24th, 2021 @ 1:03 pm )
Quite a contrast with the UK on Critical Race Theory. Here is part of a speech in the House of Commons by Kemi Badenoch, Minister of Women and Equalities in Boris Johnson's cabinet denouncing Critical Race Theory and saying schools teaching it are breaking the law.
( April 24th, 2021 @ 9:38 am )
Dangerously harmful, unconstitutional departments like the Department of Education (as well as other un-needed departments and agencies) need to be abolished. Short of that, we the people need to ostracize them out of existence.
( April 24th, 2021 @ 8:20 am )
Republicans must abolish the US Department of Education and replace it with education block grants to the states. Critical Race Theory is both racist and Marxist, and this radicalism should not be foisted off on our young people.
( April 24th, 2021 @ 7:41 am )
Critical race theory is nothing more than to keep the people divided. United we stand, divided we fall.
Also I have never seen in the Constitution where education falls under the federal government. According to
"Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
So this is just yet another case of him violating the oath he took to support and defend the Constitution. But we all know those oaths mean nothing to some.

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