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Opponents of Critical Race Theory attend a packed Loudoun County School board meeting in Ashburn, Va., June 22, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Progressives have spent generations corrupting the education system with anti-American and anti-capitalist curricula, so a meaningful reversal will take time.

The pressure on lawmakers to develop policy solutions to the creep of critical race theory (CRT) in education is compounding. With viral videos and sensational headlines, the fight against CRT is increasing day after day, and communities are being torn apart by its implementation.

We’re seeing it at contentious school-board meetings. We’re seeing it in tearful teacher resignations and parent investigations into their children’s curricula. And we’re seeing it with the ascendancy of parent advocacy groups such as Parents United that are dedicated to combating revisionist history and social engineering through education. Most of these individuals have never been especially political but instead are merely parents, educators, and community members frightened by the attempted manipulation of young, impressionable minds.

Lawmakers must decide how they will address this outcry. Some states have attempted banning the teaching of critical race theory in higher education, inviting legal losses over free-speech protections in academia. States that want to succeed in enacting laws that actually thwart the rise of critical race theory and its adjacent philosophies must consider legal remedies that are both productive and constitutionally sound.

Governors and state legislators should employ a strategy that first acknowledges that the struggle to restore educational sanity is a marathon, not a sprint. Progressives have spent generations corrupting the education system with anti-American and anti-capitalist curricula. Because these systems are so interwoven and complex, a meaningful reversal will take time. So, lawmakers must start now and prepare to stay the course.

Next, legislative efforts should focus on kindergarten through twelfth-grade education. Because minor children are required by law to attend school, there traditionally has been a greater governmental oversight of their curriculum. The public has a say in what children learn and the ideas to which they are exposed. Lawmakers have the obligation to protect young minds by advancing a curriculum that

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