Critical race theory is more widespread across North Carolina schools than leaders had initially expected, according to a task force report.
The Fairness and Accountability in the Classroom for Teachers and Students task force, formed by Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in March, found 506 examples of political bias and teachings associated with critical race theory in schools. These examples were submitted by teachers, students, and parents who said they witnessed bias in their local school systems through an online portal that opened in March and appears to remain operational.
The report’s summary detailed incidents of bias that fell into six key categories: fear of retaliation, sexualization of children, critical race theory, white-shaming, biased news media or lesson plans, and the shaming of certain political beliefs.