Washington Examiner: Teachers Union’s Critical Race Theory Decision Marks Escalation in Battle


A decision by the country’s largest teachers union to embrace critical race theory, an umbrella term for a racially focused curriculum, has opened a new front in a battle that has swept across the nation.

The National Education Association voted during its annual assembly over the weekend to support teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools, approving a “New Business Item” that, among other things, established a task force for developing a curriculum focusing more deeply on race.

Opposition to critical race theory has animated school board meetings and local political races across the country, inspiring an activist movement some critics have claimed is manufactured.

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