AFT President Randi Weingarten:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 7, 2021
“Critical Race Theory is not taught in elementary schools or middle schools or high schools.”
“Culture warriors” are “bullying teachers and trying to stop us from teaching accurate history.”
Just as an analyst, I must say the war on CRT is good politics for the GOP:
- It taps into White grievance politics which is the animating force of Donald Trump’s base
- It is overwhelmingly unpopular and deeply divisive even in the bluest parts of the country like New York City, Beverly Hills and NOVA
- It activates suburban moms and was a winner in Southlake, TX
- It strongly resonates with Independents
- It forces Democrats to choose between progressive activists or swing voters in the suburbs
- Progressive activists are dragging the NEA and the Democrats into yet another extremely unpopular culture war battle with populists
- It villifies teacher unions which are an old conservative target
Regardless of what you think about the issue, you got to admit it is smart and savvy politics. This will likely help boost Republicans in the suburbs in the 2022 midterms.
“The political left wants critical race theory in every school district in the nation.
The nation’s largest teachers union has approved a plan to promote critical race theory in all 50 states and 14,000 local school districts.
Over the weekend, the National Education Association (NEA) held its annual Representative Assembly, with delegates from across the United States voting on priorities and allocating funding for the upcoming school year, with the ideology of critical race theory — a form of race-based Marxism — taking center stage.
The union, which represents 3 million public school employees, approved funding for three separate items related to this issue: “increasing the implementation” of “critical race theory” in K-12 curricula, promoting critical race theory in local school districts, and attacking opponents of critical race theory, including parent organizations and conservative research centers.
This is a significant reversal. For the past month, liberal pundits and activists have insisted that critical race theory is not taught in K-12 schools. This was always a bad-faith claim — critical race theory has made inroads in public schools for more than a decade — but the NEA’s official endorsement is the final nail in the coffin. …”
Will conservatives actually succeed in banning CRT in public schools?
If they did succeed in this little project, it would chill the spread of anti-white demoralization propaganda. It is more likely though that these state laws will be sued and struck down in federal court and it will result in a legal battle which will drag on for years and ultimately it will wind its ways through the federal court where “conservative” judges (Gorsuch or Roberts?) will ultimately rule in favor of CRT in public schools. Last year, Gorsuch and Roberts ruled that “trans” was covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.