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Bans on critical race theory could have chilling effect on teaching about racism

Problems emerge in education when laws seek to control what teachers can say about whether a state or a nation itself was racist from inception, or whether the U.S. or any states sought to promote white supremacy through their laws.... Read more»

GOP furor over ‘critical race theory’ hits college campuses

Professors say the Republican crusade to root out “critical race theory” is taking a toll on college campuses around the nation—places where academic freedom is supposed to encourage thought, discussion and analysis. ... Read more»

Analysis

Can patriotism and criticism coexist in social studies?

Americans argued over what to teach children about U.S. history since at least Reconstruction, the turbulent period that followed the Civil War, but as the nation has splintered along political and geographic lines, the fights have intensified and compounded the challenges facing social studies education.... Read more»

Attempts to ban teaching on 'critical race theory' multiply across the U.S.

From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago was a niche academic term.... Read more»

Brnovich, GOP AGs object to federal proposal on teaching critical race theory

More than two dozen Republican attorneys general, including Arizona AG Mark Brnovich, are voicing their disapproval over the Department of Education’s proposed priorities for teaching K-12 students about American history and civics education because they would include references to systemic racism and how the history of slavery has shaped the U.S. ... Read more»

Az schools chief rejects GOP request to defund school district for '1619 Project' lessons

The Arizona Department of Education won’t act on a request from a Republican state lawmaker to take funding away from a Phoenix school district that serves low-income students because it adopted curriculum from “The 1619 Project,” which examines the legacy of slavery in the U.S. ... Read more»