Teacher Union in Rhode Island Says it Will Fight Any Attempt to Stop the Teaching of Critical Race Theory
“We want all children—regardless of race, ethnicity or ZIP code—to become critical thinkers who hear the truth about our country’s history”
This is just another reminder that teacher unions have way too much power and are putting their radical politics above the students they are supposed to serve.
Go Local Providence reports:
RI Teachers Union Says It Will Fight Any Attempt to Prohibit Teaching of Critical Race Theory
A teachers union in Rhode Island has spoken out on bans against critical race theory across the country — and said they will “fight any attempt to prohibit the teaching of the truth.”
Frank Flynn, President of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers and Health Professionals, issued a statement Wednesday on what the union called on the teaching of “so-called” critical race theory.
Many states have prohibited, or threatened to prohibit, teachers from discussing critical race theory, which is just “teaching honestly” about real historical events, said the RIFTHP, adding that a ban has not happened in Rhode Island — yet.
In Rhode Island, GoLocal was first to report in June that the South Kingstown School Committee considered suing a woman who had sent hundreds of APRA requests as it pertained to the teaching of critical race theory in schools; the issue regarding the large-scale request for information is now in mediation.
Union on Record
“We want all children—regardless of race, ethnicity or ZIP code—to become critical thinkers who hear the truth about our country’s history and be able to draw their own conclusions based on the facts and on diverse perspectives,” Flynn said. “Teaching America’s history requires considering all of the facts available, including those that are uncomfortable, like the history of enslavement and discrimination toward people of color or perceived as different.”
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