States Shouldn’t Dictate Curricular Content

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Vincent Geloso

“The hype and buzz around critical race theory are palpable. Conservatives see it as the rise of an anti-American narrative. Progressives and liberals see it as a proper descriptor of enduring racism in America. A slew of harder to categorize individuals populate a middle ground between those two extremes. In the past, university classrooms and conference rooms were seen as the grounds on which the battle should be fought. … extending the debates to earlier stages of education suggests that many parties involved in the debate see greater stakes at play. These greater stakes make them feel the need to politicize school curriculums. But why do they feel that this is a possibly fruitful area to do battle? The answer is relatively simple: public schooling politicizes education.” (07/12/21)