UPDATED 10:45 AM PT – Sunday, June 20, 2021
Teachers across the U.S. have been on edge with the nation debate regarding the implementation of critical race theory in schools. American educators have expressed concern over the long-term effects of teaching critical race theory and stated classroom discussions were already uneasy.
In response to the push to teach the controversial theory, several classroom leaders and teacher unions across the nation have joined together to object laws they believe are unnecessary and potentially dangerous.
“I was asked to see myself as a white woman, primarily as the most important defining characteristics of myself.” former teacher Dana Stangel-Plowe expressed. “So, we would do these things like have a privilege walk.”
Brilliant. Yes! https://t.co/jlqkvP6KoW
— Dana Stangel-Plowe (@dstangelplowe) June 20, 2021
GOP lawmakers in nearly two dozen states have introduced legislation to prohibit teaching students that the U.S. is “fundamentally or systemically racists.” Five Republican led states, including Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Iowa have passed the laws.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) cited the concepts could divide students over race.
“We had some parents of every background talking about how toxic this is,” he explained. “You see this across the country it is tearing communities apart.”
I applaud @GovRonDeSantis for banning Critical Race Theory in our schools. We must tell our country’s great story of redemption and teach our children patriotism. Every child should know they have a shot at the American Dream and that we ARE the greatest country in the world.
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) June 10, 2021
In addition, DeSantis stressed the importance to teach people the true history of the country and said it is not okay to lie and promote false narratives the far-left have been pushing. Educators with the Montana Federation of Public Employees voiced major confusion about why lawmakers are making a big push to pass laws forcing teachers to teach CRT.
Teachers unions across the country claim educators don’t want politicians telling them what they have to teach.