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Indiana Moves to Bar Critical Race Theory From Being Taught in Public Universities

Indiana Moves to Bar Critical Race Theory From Being Taught in Public Universities

“socialism, Marxism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are compatible with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded”

Oklahoma is doing something similar to this with the 1619 Project.

Campus Reform reports:

New bill could prohibit CRT in state-funded schools, universities

Indiana may effectively ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) tenets from being taught in public schools and universities.

Senate Bill 167, which is sponsored by seven Republican lawmakers, states that no “state educational institution” can “engage in training, orientation, or therapy” that includes stereotypes on the basis of “sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, [and] political affiliation.”

The state senate bill was read Jan. 4. A House version, House Bill 1040, has been introduced but makes further provisions that prohibit the teaching that “socialism, Marxism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are compatible with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded.”

Campus Reform has reported on CRT practitioners’ affinity for leftist politics and the narratives of race-based oppression the theoretical framework promotes through such works as the “1619 Project.”

In June 2020, Angela Morabito, a former Department of Education press secretary, wrote:

“Critical Race Theory is the latest lightning rod for controversy in classrooms and school board meetings across America. This controversial doctrine, created on college campuses by academics who bill themselves as anti-racist, has come under fire for its insistence that America is institutionally racist and that people are inherently oppressive or oppressed based on skin color.”

That same month, Dr. James Lindsay told Campus Reform that, ““Marx’s critical philosophy became critical theory, [which] became critical race theory.”

Campus Reform is closely monitoring legislation from states that critiques the influence CRT has on curriculum from state-funded institutions.

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Bad idea. It interferes with academic freedom. That’s the key difference between secondary and tertiary education; in secondary education there is no such thing as academic freedom.

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