In the latest round of the cultural wars, schools are being used by woke activists and the far-left ideologues at the National Education Association (NEA) to push Critical Race Theory (CRT). This dangerous pedagogy seeks to divide and weaken America, claiming that only a dismantling of American society and its institutions can reverse our nation’s bigoted underpinnings.
Instead of emphasis on equality of opportunity, CRT proponents demand equity of outcomes, even if it means lowering academic standards. Consider the example of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia. Once considered the gold standard among accelerated STEM schools, TJ recently did away with its competitive entrance exam under pressure from local leaders who felt there was not enough diversity among the school’s population. Enraged parents of TJ students are fighting this lowering of standards in court.
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