WA Mandates CRT, "Race-Obsessed" Training for Public School Teachers

As the opposition to critical race theory (CRT) grows, the state of Washington just enacted legislation requiring all public school teachers to be trained in the ideology. Jason Rantz wrote for The Federalist:

The race-obsessed framework isn’t relegated to schools in Seattle, where you’d expect a victim-centered ideology like critical race theory to flourish. Thanks to the state’s Democrat-controlled legislature, a trio of bills just signed into law mandates critical race theory training for all public school teachers. Another even requires training for medical students, teaching them it’s as essential to be social justice activists as it is to treat patients.

While the critical race theory mandates go into effect in the 2022-2023 school year, many districts are already jumping on board.

The end game for the Left in implementing CRT training is clear: indoctrination. Rantz continued:

The “why” on critical race theory is quite clear: encourage teachers to deliver the ideology to students and maintain the so-called antiracist training throughout their educational careers. Upon graduation, you’ll have eager young adults ready to address those mythical systems of oppression. It’s indoctrination in its truest and most dangerous form.

As we noted last week, Republicans are leading the fight against this dangerous ideology.

On Wednesday, Leader McConnell discussed the issue with reporters:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday says he's "concerned" about teachers trying to "denigrate" historical events in U.S. history, as some schools are catching heat for teaching critical race theory curriculum. 

McConnell, R-Ky., said, however, he doesn't think the government should prescribe what is taught in classrooms, but schools should be open to hearing input from the public on what's appropriate. . .

McConnell's comments come as Republicans have been campaigning hard against critical race theory amid complaints from outspoken parents that schools are teaching children to feel bad about being White

Bringing "balance" in the curriculum to express differing views is not necessarily bad, but teachers shouldn't downplay significant dates in history like 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed, McConnell said. 

Leader McConnell is right: schools should listen to parents' concerns, and parents should be empowered to fight CRT being taught in their kids' schools.

To learn more about the threat that critical race theory poses to American education, join the RNLA's webinar this Friday at 2:00 p.m. ET featuring the American Enterprise Institute's Max Eden and Ian Rowe.

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