It’s an apt description of the left’s overhaul of civics and history education in American schools. Instead of fighting to reopen schools or promoting policies that allow parents to find the best education for their children, the Department of Education, with its powerful teachers union allies, is aiming to radicalize students with ideological curriculum.
Under a Department of Education proposed rule, projects that peddle critical race theory, a fundamentally racist view of America, will be prioritized for specialized grant funding from the federal government. These proposed priorities violate prohibitions against the federal government’s involvement in local schools’ curriculum, advance racist and divisive ideologies, and advocate for false history and misinformation.
While the character of the Department of Education’s actions violates law, the content is far more corrosive to the American way of life.
According to a Gallup poll released last year, national pride in America plummeted to a 20-year low. Instead of instilling pride in America to the country’s next generation of leaders, the Biden administration is capitalizing on this freefall by framing all of America’s history as a source of shame.
Critical race theory, the ideology that American society is inherently racist, is corrosive to American’s founding principle that we are all created equal. More importantly, adherents to critical race theory converge with White supremacists by equating the content of one’s character to the color of a person’s skin. That fact alone is repulsive and un-American.