There has been a lot of talk lately about Critical Race Theory, the far left view that places an emphasis on race and seems to reverse the work of the Civil Rights Movement.
Parents across the country are raising their voices at school board meetings to object to the implementation of this in their local school systems.
Now we are learning that the Biden administration has embraced this far left concept and is reportedly open to the idea of using the federal government to embed Critical Race Theory under the guise of history and civics.
Campus Reform reports:
Biden administration signals intent to push critical race theory as American history and civics education
The U.S. Department of Education has proposed prioritizing grant projects that use Critical Race Theory in a competition for federal funding that is supposed to center on American history and civics.
The Department issued a Notice of Proposed Priority Monday that would create a new allowable use for grant funding in the American History and Civics Education programs that exist to teach high school students and educators about the United States.
Both programs within the American History and Civics Education grant are funded with taxpayer dollars through the the National Endowment for the Humanities. The initiative funds centers, typically created in partnership with colleges and universities, that provide professional development for teachers and educational enrichment for high schoolers.
Should the priority move forward, applicants would be required to explain how they would “take into account systemic marginalization, biases, inequities, and discriminatory policy and practice in American history.” Other stipulations would require applicants to “incorporate racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse perspectives” and to “support the creation of learning environments that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, and experiences of all students,” among others.
The notice published by the Department quotes professor and “antiracist” activist Ibram X. Kendi, who said, “Antiracist ideas argue that racist policies are the cause of racial inequities.”
The Department continues, “It is critical that the teaching of American history and civics creates learning experiences that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, histories, contributions, and experiences of all students.”
Parents are the taxpayers who fund public schools.
Will they put up with this?