Stevens thinks local school boards choose the curriculum. I cannot wait to see her lead the charge to end the Department of Education.
Attendees at a town hall meeting called Michigan Democrat Rep. Haley Stevens a coward because refused to take a stance on critical race theory (CRT).
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) June 15, 2021
From Fox News:
Footage obtained by Fox News showed Stevens being asked about CRT during a June 10 town hall in Northville, Michigan. She responded: “As a member of the Education and Labor Committee, what I want to do is continue to support our schools to be able to educate the next generation.”
At that point, people started talking over her and a man seemed to ask for her position on CRT. She eventually told the crowd that she didn’t think CRT was a congressional issue. “I personally don’t think this is a congressional issue … so I am not taking a position on that,” she said.
“What a coward!” shouted a male voice. “You’re a coward.” Stevens seemed to smile in response.
The footage obtained by Fox News shows a woman asking Stevens: “What is your position on non-empirical critical race theory in the school curriculum?” The follow-up from a male questioner seemed to just ask about CRT, although the audio is somewhat unclear.
Larkin Parker, Stevens’s communication director, said she took a stance when she said “school curriculums are not a congressional issue.” Parkin thinks the “local school boards” make the choices.
Maybe someone should introduce Stevens and Parker to the Department of Education. I hope Stevens remembers that whenever anyone threatens to withhold federal money from a state and its schools unless they comply with what the federal government wants in said schools.
The thing is education should be as local as possible. I’m glad Stevens agrees. I hope she leads the charge to end the Department of Education.
I guess this also means Stevens should not serve on the House Committee on Education & Labor. That committee “oversees federal programs and initiatives dealing with education on all levels.”
Oh, wait. President Joe Biden’s Department of Education “has also proposed grant funding that’s been viewed as a way to promote CRT and its related ideas.”DONATE
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