critical race theory

What you need to know about Georgia’s fight against critical race theory

What you need to know about Georgia’s fight against critical race theory

From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago was a niche academic term. Experts in critical race theory say it’s about acknowledging how racial disparities are embedded in U.S history and society, and the concept is being mischaracterized by conservatives. But GOP lawmakers in the past few months have succeeded in pushing it to the top of state legislative agendas. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sent a letter to the members of the state school board last week urging members not to adopt the theory he called…
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Critical Race Theory a hot topic among top Georgia Republicans

Critical Race Theory a hot topic among top Georgia Republicans

 An approach to teaching that emphasizes the existence of systemic racism in the United States that has caught the attention of the Biden administration is coming under attack in Georgia and other Republican-led states. Gov. Brian Kemp sent a letter to the state Board of Education Thursday opposing the teaching of “critical race theory” in Georgia schools. “It is ridiculous that the Biden administration is considering using taxpayer funds to push a blatantly partisan agenda in Georgia classrooms,” the governor wrote. “Parents, educators and local communities here in the Peach State know best how to educate their students – not…
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