A meeting of the Mathews County Board of Education took place on Sept. 21 and was covered by the Gazette-Journal in its Sept. 23 edition. I believe that what was printed concerning Critical Race Theory is important enough to be amplified upon.
At the meeting, the oft-encountered remark that CRT is not being taught in the schools of Virginia was again repeated, an assertion which was questioned by one of the speakers. She pointed out that, while a subject called “CRT” is not being taught in Virginia schools, its tenets are being embedded in the school curriculum.
One of the concepts in CRT is the idea of “systemic racism.” If you doubt the teaching of systemic racism will filter down to students, she stated, you should note these comments by state superintendent James F. Lane in a letter to “Families, Educators and Stakeholders”: “I am committed to working with our school communities to eradicate systemic racism from Virginia’s public schools and our l...
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