One of the battles percolating around the issue of Critical Race Theory (CRT) centers on whether or not the neo-Marxist curriculum — and that’s according to a scholar affiliated with the left-leaning Brookings Institute — is merely teaching students Black History, which is universally accepted by good parents and educators as a right and proper educational course of action.
It becomes clearer by the day that not only is CRT not synonymous with Black History curriculum, it’s being taught at the expense of other necessary costs related to education. Take Francis Howell School District in St Charles County, MO, for example, who paid a CRT consultant — touting the line about CRT’s connection to Black History education and offering strategies to hide the curriculum from parents — a $15 thousand dollar consultation fee while operating a $12,000,000 operating fund deficit in Fiscal Year 2021.
Nicole Neily, President of Parents Defending Education, a “national grassroots organization working to reclaim our schools from activists imposing harmful agendas,” says the Francis Howell case goes a long way toward explaining the extraordinary pushback to CRT by parents and other community members.
“It’s little wonder parents are upset when districts choose to spend money they don’t have on services that the community doesn’t want,” Neily says. “And then conspires to hide that information from concerned families. These actions erode trust between schools and families.”
Parents Defending Education has been compiling tips such as the above video and making them available as resources and inspiration to others fighting the blanket adoption of CRT in schools across the country. The video above came with the following text posted to Rumble:
Watch supporters of the proposed Black History course in the Francis Howell School District (in St Charles County, MO) present their sanitized sales pitches in public. Then go behind the scenes to see how Dr. King, their consultant (paid $15K by the district), sets them up to write a Critical Theory based history curriculum and hide it from parents. Finally, there are several minutes of questions asked by teachers and counselors in the district (answered by Dr.
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