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Critical Race Theory Curriculum in K-12 Schools is Going ‘Horribly Wrong’, Teachers Say

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Critical race theory has its origins in the family of critical studies and seeks to promote what its adherents see as a pervasive and inescapable racist legacy in the American legal system. The theory was introduced to children in K-12 schools and teaches them that America is a fundamentally racist country.

A Illinois high school story teacher, Frank McCormick, told “Fox & Friends” that he decided to speak out against what was being taught at his school because parents were “worried by this lie that CRT doesn’t exist in [K-12] education.”

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Supporters and opponents of Critical Race Theory education attend the Placentia Yorba Linda School Board Meeting in Orange County, California.
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It is not explicitly taught,” he said, “but it is used as a lens through which the curriculum and lessons are filtered…based on…presuppositions that racism is…systemic [in America].”

Critics say that when the theory’s concepts are applied to the curriculum of K-12 schools, it’s a total disaster.

Erec Smith, associate professor of rhetoric at York College in Pennsylvania, said in an op-ed that if “third-graders aren’t reading ’80s legal theory written by octogenarians, … their teachers have probably read the literature, and trying to put this theory into practice, things go terribly wrong.”

Smith argued that there should be a bipartisan push against the CRT because it is “firmly opposed” to the foundation of freedom – “free speech, equality, individuality and the concept of merit “.

‘Declaration of Independence’ – detail of painting by John Trumbell.
(“Declaration of Independence” – detail of painting by John Trumbell)

“You can imagine what kind of ‘education’ would ensue if teachers implicitly and explicitly demonized these concepts,” he said.

New York City teacher Paul Rossi said in Bari Weiss’ “Common Sense” substack that his students are frustrated with the indoctrination cycled through Grace Church High School.

“[M]The school asks me to adopt an “anti-racist” training and pedagogy that I consider deeply harmful… [for] any [teacher] which seeks to cultivate the virtues of curiosity, empathy and understanding,” he said.[Students] report that, in their lectures and other discussions, they must never question any of the premises of our “anti-racist” teachings, which are deeply informed by critical race theory.”

Additionally, he claimed that the school monitors students who do not acclimate to the propaganda culture.

Tony Kinnett, a former Indiana school administrator who was furloughed after exposing his school’s CRT programs in a video posted to Twitter, also said parents were being openly lied to about CRT.

Lawrence Jones interviews Indiana school administrator whistleblower Tony Kinnett - November 26, 2021.

Lawrence Jones interviews Indiana school administrator whistleblower Tony Kinnett – November 26, 2021.
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“Parents, when we tell you that critical race theory is not taught in our schools, we are lying. Keep looking,” the whistleblower said. “It means one thing, go away and don’t bother about our business anymore.”

Additionally, some left-leaning K-12 teachers openly admit that they endorse and seek to convey the concepts of CRT to their students. A current assistant principal at Castle Bridge School in Washington Heights, New York, David Rosas, said on Chalkbeat that the controversial topic “is not something I’m going to shy away from…Critical race theory is intertwined with everything I do.”

“I needed space to be a teacher who was racially literate and racially radical,” he continued.

A Detroit superintendent, Nikolai Vitti, publicly admitted at a school board meeting that CRT was integrated into the school curriculum.

“Our curriculum makes deep use of critical race theory, particularly in social studies, but you’ll find it in English, language arts, and other disciplines,” Vitti said. “We are very intentional about creating a curriculum, infusing material and integrating critical race theory into our curriculum.”

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Despite these facts, CRT denial in K-12 has reached some of the highest levels of American politics.

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten claimed that the fascination with CRT was just a tool of the right to win a culture war — a view also shared by the National School Boards Association.

Asked by Fox News Digital how he would respond to the claim that CRT is only taught in law schools, Kinnett said, “It’s an incredibly ignorant way to see what theories of University level.”

Yorba Linda, Calif., Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – The Placentia Yorba Linda School Board discusses a proposed resolution to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools.

Yorba Linda, Calif., Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – The Placentia Yorba Linda School Board discusses a proposed resolution to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools.
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Kinnett explained that during his master’s studies, he learned about CRT and how to apply it in lesson plans for K-12 classrooms.

“We learned all kinds of pedagogical theories that we had to put into practice in the classroom,” he said.

Kinnett added that the CRT concepts taught in the classroom are about telling “students that every problem is the result of white men. And that…all Western civilization has built is racist capitalism and a tool of supremacy. white – these are taken directly from Kimberlé Crenshaw’s main points verbatim in [her book Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement].”

Mike Gonzalez, CRT expert at the Heritage Foundation, says his goal is to sound a rallying cry for revolutionary change. “Marxist belief [holds] that the purpose of theory is revolution, not just intellectual debate,” he said in “The Critical Classroom,” a book exploring the verticals of CRT in American society.

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Another example included when a third year teacher in Cupertino, California., reportedly taught students how to “deconstruct their racial and sexual identities and then rank themselves according to their ‘power and privilege'”.

Opponents of critical race theory attend a crowded Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., June 22, 2021.

Opponents of critical race theory attend a crowded Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., June 22, 2021.
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During diversity training, teachers at Cherokee Middle School, a college in Springfield, Mo., were handed a handout and instructed to place themselves on a ‘matrix of oppression,’ according to the City Journal . The formation also denounced “socially unacceptable” white supremacy, which included “property tax funding of education, color blindness, calling the police on black people, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of color) as Halloween costumes, don’t believe BIPOC experiments, tone police, [and] white silence.”

Additionally, the left-leaning media are working overtime to outright deny the prevalence of CRT in the American education system and to silence debate on the issue.

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For example, on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” host Joy Reid repeatedly said that CRT is only found in law schools.

“Law school is the only place where [critical race theory] is taught. NBC looked everywhere, and it’s not taught in elementary school,” Joy Reid said in June 2021.

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His guest, Chris Rufo, who has exhibited the CRT program across the country, asked to step in and explain his position. “It should be a dialogue, shouldn’t it?” Am I right ?

Reid replied, “Well, that’s my show, so that’s how I want to do it.”