North Carolina Spending Millions on CRT Program That Teaches Disabled Preschoolers How Whiteness Affects Everything
“understanding that ‘control’ is based in white norms and is associated with white supremacist thought; it is appropriate to focus on social emotional teaching and learning”
North Carolina is spending millions of dollars on a Critical Race Theory program developed at the University of North Carolina that teaches disabled preschoolers about the problems of whiteness.
It’s stunning that someone looked at this and thought it was a good idea.
Kendall Tietz reports at the Daily Caller:
CRT Program Teaches Disabled Preschoolers That ‘Whiteness Affects Everything’
A program designed by the University of North Carolina (UNC) teaches 3 and 4-year-old disabled preschoolers to “deconstruct whiteness,” according to a report from Education First Alliance (EFA).
Education groups called on the North Carolina General Assembly to stop funding a statewide program that teaches Critical Race Theory (CRT) aligned ideas to special education students, according to an EFA press release.
The North Carolina State Board approved the extension of a contract with UNC Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Center, which has worked with the Office of Early Learning (OEL) of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) since 2013.
The “Equity and Cultural Responsiveness” program defines whiteness as how “customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups are compared,” and it encourages “deconstructing whiteness” by “challenging it” and “developing a personal vision for racial justice, and building skills to be accountable allies to people of color.”
Some parents are not happy, and who can blame them?
Luke Rosiak reports at the Daily Wire:
A Red State Just Spent Money For Handicapped Pre-Schoolers On CRT Training
North Carolina is on blast from parents’ groups after the state school board approved a $7 million federal grant called the Preschool Handicapped Grant to be used for “Equity and Cultural Responsiveness in the Early Childhood Classroom.”
“Preying on disabled 3 year old children – getting them to participate in a political movement, and to hate themselves based on skin color in the process, shows our public schools to be more morally corrupt than all others,” Sloan Rachmuth, president of the group Education First Alliance, said in a press release. “With this vote, North Carolina’s schools became the most radically divisive system in America.”…
A slide says teachers should help preschoolers with “building racial identity” and “Encourage the children to question social, scientific, and historical facts. We want children to question whether information is true.”
In a section titled “General Supervision of Children,” which governs “children’s health and safety,” a page with the same watermark says controlling a preschool class requires “understanding that ‘control’ is based in white norms and is associated with white supremacist thought; it is appropriate to focus on social emotional teaching and learning.”
Rosiak goes on to point out that North Carolina is controlled by Republicans and that Lt. Governor Mark Robinson is a vocal critic of Critical Race Theory.
Republican leaders should use any powers they have to shut down this lunacy.
UPDATE: It looks like this has been shut down. Good.
— Sloan Rachmuth (@SloanRachmuth) January 14, 2022
— NC Superintendent Catherine Truitt (@CTruittNCDPI) January 14, 2022
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