While local school boards deny they support Critical Race Theory in our schools, we continue to see evidence that it is being implemented. It is important to note that Critical Race Theory is not a specific course that a student could elect to take. Rather, it is a philosophy which is woven throughout the curriculum. As noted in previous newsletters, Critical Race Theory is a destructive doctrine which, among other things, categorizes people according to race, relegating them to the role of oppressors or oppressed. Read WSJ discussion here for more information.
The following are pages from a book that was required reading last fall in a Mira Costa English class. Take a close look at this collage – does the school board approve of this curriculum? Are there consequences for teachers who incorporate Critical Race Theory principles into their classroom?
With all of the discussions surrounding inclusiveness, where is the concern about excluding students who are not highly progressive and them becoming targets of teachers and other students?
Listen to this Manhattan Beach parent talk about students shaming other students if they have conservative values. Click here.
Take a look at CLEAR’s social media posts which regularly criticize Republicans: (20+) The Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research | Facebook.
Politics has no place in the classroom, yet it has invaded school campuses with a singular point of view that excludes and shames students who do not conform to a progressive ideology.
Per CLEAR’s writings, our institutions are systemically racist. It does not take a leap of faith to assume they will reach that conclusion in our schools.
CLEAR is dedicated to the philosophy of Praxis and they are inspired by the Marxist Paulo Friere. Per their writings, they believe that our institutions must be dismantled and implicit bias is everywhere. In their words, each day brings proof that systemic racism exists.
We believe in the importance of freedom of speech and they are entitled to their views. However, imposing this viewpoint on children in an educational setting is not something that should be permitted in our schools.