“It comes straight from critical race theory”
Remember when were repeatedly assured that Critical Race Theory isn’t being taught in schools? Good times.
FOX News reports:
Biden, Democrats seek to flood millions into school model with questionable ties to critical race theory
The Biden administration and Democrats in Washington have been pushing for millions in funding for a union-backed model of schools that included some critical race theory concepts.
Biden’s 2023 fiscal budget calls for $468 million for a “community schools” program. “Community schools” are focused on embedding “culturally relevant” pedagogy and “restorative justice” practices within its structure, according to the Coalition for Community Schools. The Department of Education promotes the coalition – which includes the American Federation of Teachers union – on its community schools webpage.
“It comes straight from critical race theory,” Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation told Fox News Digital about “restorative justice” and “culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy.”
“Restorative practices” is the antidote, so to speak, to the “systemic racism” that critical race theorists claim plagues America, Gonzalez said.
Max Eden, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said Democrats are “gaslight[ing]” parents about how CRT comes into play in U.S. schools.
“Culturally responsive pedagogy” is about disassembling “a common culture and focus[ing] on dividing students according to… their ethnic cultures and pushing an agenda that’s based on students’ ‘identities.’ As critical race theorists would see it, identity is kind of defined in terms of intersectionality. That… is the connection between culturally relevant or responsive [pedagogy] and CRT,” he said.
Eden wrote that “When parents hear terms like… ‘Culturally Responsive Education,’ and ‘Restorative Justice… they would be fundamentally correct to go to a school board meeting and complain about critical race theory.”
“All of these practices are influenced by and have the same politicized purpose as CRT, which… defines itself not merely as a ‘theory’ but also as an activist practice,” he added.
The AFT union has been one of the strongest leaders for the community schools agenda.
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