“Under my leadership, schools will teach reading, writing, math, and science”
In her new role as the first woman governor of Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has wasted no time setting the table for her conservative agenda.
During her first week on the job, she issued a number of executive orders, including the banning of Critical Race Theory in Arkansas schools.
FOX News reports:
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders bans critical race theory in schools
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a flurry of executive orders on her first day in office Tuesday, including an immediate statewide freeze on government hiring and a ban on teaching critical race theory in schools.
Sanders, who was sworn in as the first female governor of Arkansas on Tuesday, vowed to make education reform the hallmark of her administration. In her inaugural address, she said schools need to “get back to teaching, reading, writing, math, and science,” and that “the identity that truly matters is the one we all share an identity as children of God and citizens of the United States of America.”
To that end, one of the orders she signed in her first act as governor prohibits “indoctrination and critical race theory in schools.” Critical race theory, or CRT, is a school of legal thought that analyzes how power structures and institutions have negatively impacted racial minorities in America. Concepts that are derivative from CRT, such as “white privilege,” “systemic racism,’ and “implicit bias,” have appeared in classroom lessons around the nation and received fierce pushback from parents and conservative lawmakers.
“As long as I am governor, our schools will focus on the skills our children need to get ahead in the modern world, not brainwashing our children with a left-wing political agenda,” Sanders said, vowing to be “Arkansas’ education governor.”
Sanders also banned use of the ridiculous term ‘Latinx’ on her first day.
NBC News reported:
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders bans term ‘Latinx’ on her first day in office
Within hours of being sworn in as the new governor of Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order Tuesday banning the term “Latinx” from official use in the state government.
It is one of the first, if not the first, executive order of its kind, Tabitha Bonilla, an associate professor of human development and social policy at Northwestern University, told NBC News.
It was one of seven orders signed by Sanders, a Republican, right after taking the oath. The other ones focused on prohibiting Arkansas schools from teaching critical race theory, budgeting and spending as well as other government affairs.
Most of these executive orders are consistent with the rhetoric Sanders campaigned on — except for the one banning Latinx, a gender-neutral alternative to Hispanic or Latino.
This woman is eventually going to run for president, and that’s not a bad thing.
Under my leadership, schools will teach reading, writing, math, and science—and our children will learn that the identity that truly matters is the one we all share: our identity as children of God and citizens of the United States of America.
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) January 12, 2023
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