Saturday, July 31, 2021

UN-Developed Sex Education Curriculum Sexualizes Children, Advocates Warn

A sex education curriculum that promotes transgender ideology, homosexuality, and sexual disinhibition among children is being taught in American classrooms, two pro-family advocates warned in an interview with NTD’s “The Nation Speaks.”

Sharon Slater, co-founder and president of advocacy group Family Watch International, told host Cindy Drukier about “harmful elements” in the United Nations-developed, U.S. government-sponsored Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), including its graphic, pleasure-focused approach toward teaching children about sexual behavior.

“The publication, ‘It’s Perfectly Normal,’ which is in many libraries and school libraries across the United States. It’s very graphic with depictions of children engaging in masturbation and various sexual acts,” said Slater, noting that while it is blurred out to the audience, children who read the CSE material will see “different couples—heterosexuals and homosexuals—engaging in sex.”

“And there’s been a million copies in print, and this is for age 10,” she continued, adding that it teaches children ages 12 through 14 to “share their sexual feelings” through activities including oral and anal sex, masturbation, or touching each other’s genitals while saying “I like you.”

The CSE curriculum, according to Slater, also encourages children to label themselves with sexual identities and needs, for example, a “polyamorous queer teen who needs to know how to have safe sex and relationships with multiple partners.”

“We’re seeing it in almost all the schools, you’re not safe if you’re in a Christian school or a private school, because this is federally funded,” she said. “And now under President [Joe] Biden, they’ve even increased the amount to $130 million that are pouring into the states to get these programs to the children everywhere.”

Slater was joined by Dr. Quentin Van Meter, a veteran pediatric endocrinologist and president of the conservative medical group American College of Pediatricians. He said that medically or surgically assisted transgenderism among young children becomes so popular that it is now a “social contagion phenomenon.”

When asked whether kids at age 13 and 14—who can legally undergo sex-change operations in certain states—actually understand the long-term impacts of the transition, Van Meter replied that they can’t.

“It’s trying to get the child to understand fertility or the fact that they will be sterile. They are sterilizing children by these processes,” he said. “There aren’t countries in the world that are called decent or moral will routinely allow children to be sterilized, and yet this is what’s happening here in this country. The child can’t even understand what that means.”

When it comes to the pro-CSE claim that youth are engaging in sexual activity anyway and that sex education is needed to avoid pregnancy and spread of STDs, Slater said recent research has shown poor outcomes from this type of education.

“There’s a major study (pdf) that was published in a peer-reviewed journal, which looked at 120 of the best studies out there on sex education,” she said. According to the 2019 review by Utah-based research group Institute for Research and Evaluation, 87 percent of the school-based CSE programs worldwide failed to produce desired results, such as delay of sexual initiation, increased condom use, or decreased pregnancy or STDs rates.

Contrary to the common claim, Slater added, American teenagers are having less sex, not more, over the past decade. Those who have had sex, however, experience more problems in their life than those who haven’t.

“The studies done by the CDC show that those that have had sexual contact are going to have more suicide, they’re going to have more depression, more problems in school, and all sorts of things,” she said. “So really, we are obligated to teach children to avoid sexual risky behavior, to avoid sex until marriage.”


One Black Father Just Ripped Critical Race Theory To Shreds!

The country’s largest teachers’ union just voted to promote CRT in schools.

There are 14,000 school districts in all 50 states. The use of the pandemic to demonstrate how much teachers’ unions despise parents and pupils was really a warm-up performance. CRT is on the way, according to the National Educators Association. Democrats will have to come up with a new claim that CRT is a Fox News fantasy. That makes videos like this even more critical to share.

This father has a problem with his children being taught that white people are evil. Their white mother, I’m sure, isn’t happy about it either.

“The problem with bringing [CRT] to the high school and grade school level is that we don’t have the educators to properly teach these kids. Instead, they’re using it as their own agenda to indoctrinate kids to hate each other. Whether you believe that to be true or not, the reality is that’s what happening. Critical race theory is teaching that white people are bad. That’s not true. That would teach my daughter that her mother’s evil.”

Hold still, because that’s not all.

“You already have an educator within your staff that has pulled my daughter aside and said, “Well, you’re a minority, so you know better than to engage in certain things.” When it was brought to the school’s attention, nothing happened to the educator. Instead, my daughter was brought in and she was ridiculed.”

Just wow.

Indeed, this father is a better man. Well, some people might be one of those crazies the sergeant-at-arms was taking out of the school if it were up to some people. This man became aware that the camera was focused on him and that he had a more crucial point to make. That started with him explaining what CRT was and who it was designed for. HINT: it’s not for kids in elementary school.

Teachers’ unions have always been more concerned with their Marxist ideology than with pupils or parents. As long as the money is in the nightstands, Democrats like Joe Biden and his White House will do whatever the unions tell them to. It is now more crucial than ever for people to unite.


Federal Education Officials Backpedal on Pushing Critical Race Theory in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education looked into critical race theory’s abyss and blinked.

In April, the agency proposed prioritizing the theory’s racially discriminatory ideas in a small federal grant program for K-12 schools. But after receiving a “significant” number of comments on the announcement, the agency demurred earlier this week, saying it would not give a “competitive advantage” to applicants proposing to use critical race theory.

Hungarian philosopher Georg Lukacs once described critical theory, the neo-Marxist progenitor of critical race theory, as being “on the edge of an abyss, of nothingness, of absurdity.” Hardly a compliment—and that came from another Marxist.

President Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to embrace this absurdity and inject it into federal grants for history and civics instruction in K-12 schools, as his administration has done in other areas of federal policy.

Critical race theory is a philosophy that views everything in public and private life—from government to business to art and anything in between—through the prism of racial identities.

The worldview is based on critical theory, which originated in Germany after World War I and combined the Marxist belief of an oppressed working class with an opaque description of relative truth.

The philosophy swept through universities in the U.S. in the 20th century. In the 1960s, theorists claimed American law was systemically oppressive, creating critical legal theory. By the 1980s, theorists added race, giving us critical race theory.

Derrick Bell, one of the originators of critical race theory, wrote: “We use a number of different voices, but all recognize that the American social order is maintained and perpetuated by racial subordination.”

Bell’s ideas echo today in the writings of Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi, who writes, “It is a racial crime to look like yourself or empower yourself if you are not White in America.”

Biden’s administration must have missed Kendi’s racially discriminatory ruminations when it recommended the professor’s work to K-12 teachers across the country in the original federal grant announcement for history and civics instruction.

My colleagues at The Heritage Foundation and I responded by saying critical race theory “sends a toxic message to children of all backgrounds.” (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)

Educators’ application of the theory to classroom instruction—including segregating students for school activities and considering a child’s race when making decisions about sanctions for students’ disruptive and even dangerous behavior—likely violates civil rights laws.

An opinion by Montana’s state attorney general, Austin Knudsen, agrees. In May, Knudsen said, “A school unlawfully discriminates on the basis of race if it has effectively caused, encouraged, accepted, tolerated, or failed to correct a racially hostile environment.”

Knudsen went on to say: “Notably, racial acts need not be targeted at any particular individual in order to create a racially hostile environment.”

School assignments, then, such as in Iowa City, Iowa, public schools that say white individuals have an unfair privilege that produces “white supremacy” in America—even if there are white students who condemn racism—arguably violate federal laws.

The Education Department’s proposed changes to the grant program to add critical race theory generated some 35,000 comments, and the department backed away from adding it to the program’s priorities on Monday. Anyone who opposes racial discrimination should welcome the agency’s retreat.

The sheer number of federal grants—in education and other policies—and the administration’s prior statements and actions aligned with critical race theory’s prejudice mean the task remains for everyone to hold this administration responsible for following the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona wrote in his statement on the agency’s decision to temper its adherence to critical race theory that his department will “continue our work providing engaging, innovative learning opportunities to students, in order to build stronger societies and better futures for all communities.”

His agency could start by making sure this and any other grant program does not overtly or covertly promote discriminatory theories with Marxist roots.

To create “better futures for all communities,” focus on giving students the skills they need to be successful in school and in life. No one will balk at that idea.


Black Supremacists Demanding To Tell You Where To Send Your Kids To School!

A Texas-based social justice group asked affluent white supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement to not send their children to Ivy League schools so that students of color have a greater chance of getting a spot.

Dallas Justice Now (DJN), which appears to have been set up recently, is asking white supporters of Black Lives Matter to commit to ‘making sacrifices to correct centuries of injustice.’

The group is specifically calling on white people to sign its ‘college pledge’ not to send their children to Ivy League or US News & World Report Top 50 schools ‘and instead leave those spots open for students from Black, LatinX, and other marginalized backgrounds who were denied access to these institutions for hundreds of years.’

According to the racial activist group, championing Democrats and Black Lives Matter does not relegate white privilege.

“We are writing to you because we understand you are white and live within the Highland Park Independent School District and thus benefit from enormous privileges taken at the expense of communities of color,” the racial activist group states. “You live in the whitest and wealthiest neighborhood in Dallas. Whether you know it or not, you earned or inherited your money through oppressing people of color.

“However, it is also our understanding that you are a Democrat and supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement which makes you one of our white allies and puts you in a position to help correct these crucial injustices. We need you to step up and back up your words with actions and truly sacrifice to make our segregated city more just.

White Americans must sacrifice their privilege by committing to keeping their children out of Ivy Leagues schools, allowing only minorities and students from marginalized communities to attend the elite institutions, and persuading their white privileged cohorts to do the same, DJN implores.

“We are asking you to pledge that your children will not apply or attend any IVY League School or US News & World Report Top 50 School. If you do not have children under 18 then we ask you to pledge to hold your white privileged friends, family, and neighbors with children to this standard,” the letter continues. “These schools have afforded white families for generations. Having your children attend these schools takes away spaces from students of color who need the job opportunities, education, and influence that these schools provide.

Rich, white Americans who refuse to comply with the pledge are perpetuating racism, the group argued.

We know that this sounds like a tough commitment to make. But it is truly disheartening to see wealthy folks sanding charitable donations, posting #BlackLivesMatter on social media, or putting up yard signs as if to say that minimal effort is all they are prepared to do in the fight for racial justice,” the pledge states. “The quest for justice requires commitment from our white allies and we thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in making such a commitment.”

Below is the pledge Dallas Justice Now made to doubles down its rebuke of white Americans:

“As a white person with privilege both from my whiteness and my neighborhood I recognize the need to make sacrifices to correct hundreds of years of murder, slavery, discrimination, and lack of educational and economic opportunities perpetrated upon people of color. I understand that access to top schools is a key component in economic and social advancement. Therefore, I commit that my children will not apply to or attend an Ivy League School or US News & World Report Top 50 School so that position at that school is available for people of color to help correct historical wrongs,” the pledge states. “If I do not have children under 18 then I will commit to encouraging my white privileged friends, neighbors, and family members with children to sign the pledge and holding them accountable until they do so.”

Data from the US Census Bureau shows 88 percent of residents in University Park are white, with just 1.5 percent of people being black or African American. In Highland Park, 91 percent are white and less than 1 percent are black or African American.

Both areas are among the richest in the state, with residents enjoying a median household income above $200,000 and Highland Park ranking in the 10 wealthiest communities in America back in 2018.

The average house price stood at $1.3 million in University Park and $1.5 million in Highland Park between 2015 and 2019, with some mansions along the iconic Beverly Drive currently on the market for $10 million.




Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Parents accuse top high school of a 'purge' after slashing number of Asian American students by 20% because 'they are the wrong minority'

Parents have accused America's top high school of a 'purge' after slashing its intake of Asian American students by 20 percent because 'they are the wrong minority.'

Anti-Critical Race Theory campaigner Asra Nomani, whose child graduated from the school this year, claims Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) in Virginia is making race a factor in the admissions criteria and discriminating against Asian children.

She said TJ, which ranked the number one school nationwide in the US News Best High Schools report in April and as a public school has no tuition fees, has 'systematically set out to reduce' the number of Asian students joining.

Admissions data shows the class of 2025 has become increasingly diverse with black students making up 7 percent of the year group, up from just 1 percent for the class of 2021.

The proportion of Hispanic students increased from 3 percent to 11 percent while white students climbed from 18 percent to 22 percent.

Asian students continue to make up the majority at 54 percent of the class.

However, this marks a major decrease from 73 percent of the class of 2021 - a decline Nomani said is down to 'new racist standards' in the admissions process.

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, co-authored by Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Erin Wilcox, Nomani said the school's updated admissions criteria was aimed at 'dramatically reducing the number of qualified Asian American students admitted to TJ.'

They claimed that the school's majority Asian school body was the 'wrong kind of minority' in the eyes of the school.

'Over the past year, TJ and Fairfax County Public Schools officials have systematically set out to reduce the number of Asian American students at the highly regarded high school — and based on the most recent admissions data, their purge is succeeding,' they wrote.

'This past year, school leaders bemoaned a lack of 'diversity' at TJ and launched a crusade to change admissions.

'The student body is about 80 percent minority, but the wrong kind of minority for school officials, with about 70 percent Asian and about 10 percent of the minority students black, Hispanic and multiracial.'

The so-called 'purge' that begun with this year's admissions is not due to Asian students being less qualified but because race is now a factor in the decisions, they said.

'When we describe this as a purge against Asian American students by leaders at TJ and Fairfax County Public Schools, that is not rhetorical excess. It's an accurate interpretation of what's happening based on the hard dat,' they wrote.

'The number of Asian American students isn't dropping because they're less qualified; it's dropping because the school has rejiggered the process to make race a factor in the decisions.'

TJ revised its admissions process last year at a time when the nation was demanding racial justice and equality following George Floyd's murder.

Changes included scrapping the admissions test and the $100 application fee in an effort to remove some of the barriers to access for some students including special education students, students eligible for free and/or reduced-price meals, and English Learners.

The school also raised the minimum grade point average (GPA) with the average GPA for 2025 applicants at 3.9 - higher than every other year over the last five years.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott Brabrand called the system a 'merit lottery' but the move sparked protests from some unhappy parents.

Nomani and Wilcox claimed the changes amount to the tossing out of the school's 'merit-based, race-blind admissions exam and other rigorous standards.'

'District leaders set out to change that by re-engineering the school's famously strict and competitive admission standards,' they wrote.

'Tossing the merit-based, race-blind admissions exam and other rigorous standards, they instituted a 'holistic' admissions process with quotas and subjective criteria, such as 'experience factors,' that would allow them to achieve a more 'equitable' and desirable racial balance at TJ.

'It was clear that the new standards were aimed at a particular result: dramatically reducing the number of qualified Asian American students admitted to TJ.'

They slammed the 'new racist standards' which 'actively discriminate' against Asian students and 'water[ing] down' the school's focus on merit.

'We warned that the slippery new standards were not only designed to actively discriminate against Asian American students, but would also end up watering down the school's long-standing commitment to achievement through hard work and merit,' they wrote.

Nomani and Wilcox pointed to the data which shows the percentage of Asian students was 'slashed' while 'the percentage of blacks and Hispanics increased — as it did for white students.'

Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Erin Wilcox (pictured) is representing the parents in a suit against the school board
Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Erin Wilcox (pictured) is representing the parents in a suit against the school board

As well as being a parent of a 2021 TJ graduate, Nomani is the cofounder of Coalition for TJ, a group of parents campaigning against the admissions changes at the school.

The group, represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation, filed a federal lawsuit in March against the Fairfax County School Board over the 'unconstitutional' changes to the admissions process.

The suit claims the new admission standards violate the constitutional right of Asian children to equal protection by discriminating against them based on their race. has reached out to the school for comment on the accusations.

Despite the changes to the admissions process, the school's website insists it is still 'merit based and race blind.'

'The new admissions process continues to be merit based and is race blind,' it says.

'Students are allocated a number by which to be identified during the process.

'Admissions evaluators do not know the race, ethnicity, or gender of any applicant.'

TJ has been named the top US school for the last three years in the US News Best High Schools and counts New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, novelist Ian Caldwell and journalist Lisa Desjardins among its alumni.

The clash between parents and the school and school board comes amid a similar debate surrounding the admission of students at Harvard University.

Harvard is being sued by a group that claims it imposes a 'racial penalty' on Asian American applicants by systematically scoring them lower in some categories than other applicants and awarding 'massive preferences' to black and Hispanic applicants.

Harvard denies that it discriminates against Asian American applicants and says its consideration of race is limited.

Lower courts sided with the university but the plaintiffs, a group called Students for Fair Admissions and anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum, appealed the decision.

Last month, the Supreme Court asked the Biden administration to give its views on whether the justices should hear the challenge.


School Choice Only Option in Divided Nation

The issue of critical race theory is raising a more fundamental question about our nation: education.

Education is about more than teaching children to read and write. It is about transmitting values, transmitting a worldview, that will define how our youth think and how they will live.

Per the Department of Education, in 2020, 56.4 million children were enrolled in K-12 education. Of these, 50.7 million were in public schools, and 5.7 million were in private schools.

So, government plays a substantial role in the education of our children.

Per the Department of Education, “Each educational institution that receives federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students.” But do we care at all what is taught?

In a survey done by Pew Research last October, just prior to the presidential election, 80% of Donald Trump supporters and 77% of Joe Biden supporters said, regarding the opposition, “Not only do we have different priorities when it comes to politics, but we fundamentally disagree about core American values.”

If half the country disagrees with the other half about “core American values,” what exactly can we expect public schools receiving federal funds to teach regarding the nature and purpose of our Constitution or about our nation’s history?

In a recent survey done by Morning Consult/Politico, of those who said they had seen, read, or heard “a lot” about critical race theory, 7% of Democrats and 78% of Republicans described it negatively.

Among all voters, 36% said it should not be included in K-12 curricula, and 32% said it should be included.

We’re not talking here about a difference of opinion regarding enacting some new national holiday, or difference of opinion about particular government spending programs.

We’re talking about fundamentally different worldviews about our national history and culture.

In one view, our nation is rooted in and defined by racism and oppression. In the other view, the nation’s founding was a landmark moment in human history, in which, for the first time, a society would be defined by human liberty, justice, and equality before the law.

Can we have a school system that mixes oil and water? I don’t think so.

But critical race theory has already made it into many school curricula.

According to the Manhattan Institute’s Christopher Rufo, writing in The Wall Street Journal, “Critical race theory-inspired lessons have often devolved into race-based struggle sessions, with public schools forcing children to rank themselves according to a racial hierarchy, subjecting white teachers to ‘antiracist therapy’ and encouraging parents to become ‘white traitors.'”

This is precipitating pushback. Legislation has been introduced in 24 states and enacted in six states, blocking critical race theory instruction—indoctrination is perhaps a better word—in public schools.

Americans are not just deeply divided in understanding our nation’s history. We are deeply divided in our values regarding life itself.

According to a new Gallup poll, for the first time since it has been asking the question, more Americans define themselves as social liberals than social conservatives.

Thirty-four percent define themselves as social liberals, versus 30% defining themselves as social conservatives.

We’re talking here about deep differences in attitudes regarding sex, marriage, family, and abortion.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 30 states and the District of Columbia require their public schools to provide sex education.

But what are they teaching?

I think there is only one answer.

Can we not all agree that our nation is about freedom? If we can agree on this, then it is time for parental choice in education across the nation. Let parents decide what their children will learn, and give parents the freedom to select a school for their child that teaches the worldview and the values that they want. Let parents take responsibility for their children’s future.


Heritage Battles Nation’s Largest Teachers Union on Critical Race Theory

The Heritage Foundation and its experts have been tireless in its efforts to fight critical race theory.

It’s not often you get singled out for attack in a resolution by one of the nation’s biggest unions. But in its zeal to shove critical race theory into schools, the National Education Association singled out The Heritage Foundation as “one of the well-funded organizations” that is committing “attacks on anti-racist teachers.”

The resolution calls on the NEA to conduct “research” into Heritage and other such groups—a polite way of saying it plans to smear critics of CRT. We’re not intimidated and we won’t be backing away from our effective strategy to educate Americans about the dangers of CRT.

Heritage’s Lindsey Burke, director of the Center for Education Policy, and Mike Gonzalez, the Angeles T. Arredondo E Pluribus Unum senior fellow, responded to the NEA’s attack with a promise to “continue to take on ideas like CRT.” They said in a statement:

Heritage is proud of its comprehensive work in this field, which has always focused on explaining the facts behind critical race theory and how it is infecting all aspects of our everyday life. We stand with parents, educators, lawmakers, and other Americans who want children to learn about all of America’s history, without indoctrinating them in a toxic narrative that undermines student unity and achievement or implementing CRT’s racially divisive principles in ways that violate the Civil Rights Act and the Constitution. Efforts to treat students or educators differently based upon their skin color not only betray fundamental principles, but they also violate federal civil rights laws and other statutes.

Only a few days later, the NEA scrubbed this resolution from its website after considerable pushback from conservative organizations, including Heritage. The NEA’s original resolution, along with the fallout, earned major coverage in multiple news outlets.

Before it was removed from the NEA’s website, the resolution stated:

NEA will research the organizations attacking educators doing anti-racist work and/or use the research already done and put together a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals, and individual educators to utilize when they are attacked... The attacks on anti-racist teachers are increasing, coordinated by well-funded organizations such as the Heritage Foundation. We need to be better prepared to respond to these attacks so that our members can continue this important work.

Critical race theory, or CRT, makes race the prism through which its proponents analyze all aspects of American life, categorizing individuals into groups of oppressors and victims. It is a philosophy that is infecting everything from politics and education to the workplace and the military. In the aftermath of the 2020 protests, CRT became the rallying cry of numerous organizations, businesses, and educators.

The Heritage Foundation has been tireless in its efforts to fight critical race theory and numerous Heritage experts have appeared in television interviews and published several reports and commentaries on the issue.

Last year, Gonzalez co-authored a comprehensive Heritage report on the subject with Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman fellow in education. The report, “Critical Race Theory, the New Intolerance, and Its Grip on America,” is one of Heritage’s most-read publications.

Since then, Gonzalez has crisscrossed the country to bring his research on critical race theory and identity politics to audiences eager to counter these left-wing ideas. He has briefed lawmakers in Louisiana, spoken at major conservative conferences, and counseled parents how to fight back against the left’s indoctrination of their kids. In addition, Gonzalez is a go-to resource for media outlets who want sage insight on the dangers of critical race theory.

Gonzalez has also teamed up with Burke to expose colleges of education as a source of critical theory, an offshoot of CRT.

Heritage also published a report by Christopher Rufo, one of CRT’s leading critics, warning of its implications. The report, “Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It,” documented how critical race theory seeks to undermine the foundations of American society and replace the constitutional system with a near-totalitarian “antiracist” bureaucracy.

Rufo spoke out against the NEA’s latest effort to smear CRT critics, naming Gonzalez as an ally, and promising to counter those who are “ruining American education.”

Heritage’s work is getting noticed. “The Morning Call” newsletter recently praised Rufo and Gonzalez for their leadership:

Rufo and Gonzales are, almost without question, the leaders of the campaign to push back against CRT, and their efforts are (almost) entirely cultural, not political. … Rufo and Gonzalez are neither ham-handed in their calls for state intervention nor quiet and sneaky. They have the luxury of not only being right on the facts, but also of knowing that what they are exposing is largely unknown but would be rejected by the majority of the American people.


The Department Of Education Has Blinked On Critical Race Theory!

The use of critical race theory in civics education curricula is now part of the United States Department of Education plan to revive.

It all started right after several months of Conservative-led activism against the left-wing ideology.

This left-wing ideology alleges that white people and racial minorities in the United States respectively belong to the oppressor and oppressed classes.

According to The Washington Post reports:

The department published a notice Monday in the Federal Register requesting applications for grants that dropped references to published anti-racism works that had been mentioned in proposed rules released in April for the American History and Civics Education grant program, and that had drawn the ire of conservatives.

The proposed rules did not actually suggest the contested material would be required for grantees to use, but Education Secretary Miguel Cardona addressed concerns of critics by making clear in a blog post that curriculum decisions will not be dictated by the federal government.

The April proposal lauded The New York Times’ “landmark” 1619 Project — which emphasizes the role of slavery as a core reality in the founding of the United States — and quoted from How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. The new notice dropped both references and appeared to avoid any other nods toward critical race theory.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona’s amendment to the grant proposal was approved by opponents of critical race theory.

Nicole Neily said, President of Parents Defending Education, “Thousands of Americans across the country responded to the federal government’s request for comment on this issue and sent a clear message that this was not an appropriate use of tax dollars, we are gratified that the Biden Administration has responded to this feedback.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) added, “Today’s decision is a win for the parents and students, future generations of Americans deserve to receive a rich, rigorous education in civics and our nation’s history. But this will hardly be the last word in the fight to preserve real history and real civics in the face of the revisionism that is increasingly sought by the far left.”

The framework remains in the American public consciousness as the parents continue to push back against the spread of Critical Race Theory in schools.

Father named Ian Rice an African-American explained to his children’s school board that Critical Race Theory seeks to teach children that “white people are bad” earlier this month.

He said, “That’s not true, that would teach my daughter that her mother is evil.”

Rice told the administrators, “This board and this school district has failed,[Critical race theory] was never meant to be brought into grade schools, high schools — at all. It’s actually taught in the collegiate atmosphere, more importantly, the legal portion of the collegiate atmosphere to see different laws through the lens of race, from an ethical standpoint, not for grade schoolers and high schoolers.”

The racial tensions and issues are “nowhere near what they used to be decades ago,” though America still has “a long way to go,” Rice observed.

Rice closed to raucous applause from fellow parents, “But I believe the people here don’t look at me as a black man, they look at me as a man standing in front of you addressing the issue we are all very passionate about.”