critical race theory

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    Standing tall — at 3:45 pm on a Friday afternoon

    Any good communications person will tell you if you want to bury a story, dump it on the news media late Friday afternoon. That’s exactly what Gov. Roy Cooper did late last Friday afternoon when he vetoed HB 324. The bill was the Republican response to the use…
    Bob Luebke, September 13, 2021
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    As school year begins, pushback grows against Critical Race Theory

    Opposition to classroom indoctrination is mounting. In North Carolina and across the nation, concerned parents and citizens are demanding accountability for the content and values being taught to their children in K-12 public schools. Chief concerns center around ideas about Neo-Marxism, wokeism, and the culmination of those ideas in the…
    Leah Byers, August 25, 2021
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    WATCH Lt. Gov. Robinson’s Fiery Response To Sen. Chaudhuri Over Indoctrination In Schools

    Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, and Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson exchanged words during the Aug. 24, 2021, Senate committee debate over House Bill 324. The exchange came on the day that Robinson’s F.A.C.T.S. task force, which is looking at political and ideological indoctrination in North Carolina public schools, released…
    Donna Martinez, August 24, 2021
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    The Case for House Bill 324

    North Carolinians worry about the increased politicization of public school classrooms.  According to the June 2021 Civitas Poll: 65% of survey participants believe that classroom instruction in K-12 schools has become more political over the last five years 72.5% of parents or guardians of current K-12 students observed…
    Terry Stoops, August 2, 2021
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    Critical Race Theory in North Carolina Schools

    This is a fascinating Facebook post for two reasons.  First, it is a good example of the way that teachers obtain instructional materials. There is no stockpile of common, standards-aligned resources for teachers to access. Instead, many search the internet for materials, activities, and assessments that they find appealing. While…
    Terry Stoops, July 27, 2021
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    Durham Writer Supports Increasing Critical Race Theory Instruction in Schools

    Facing South, the blog for the Institute for Southern Studies, features an article by Durham, NC writer Nareissa Smith.  In “Southern schools need more, not less, critical race theory,” Smith argues, To create a bold new future for the South — and the entire nation — we must empower…
    Terry Stoops, July 16, 2021
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    “We have evidence that critical race theory and other types of indoctrination are present in classrooms”

    There’s no question about it. Testifying before the legislature on Wednesday, Locke’s Dr. Terry Stoops educated those assembled about the teacher code of ethics in North Carolina and evidence that North Carolina school kids are being indoctrinated with critical race theory. Stoops, a former teacher, made impassioned comments about…
    Donna Martinez, July 15, 2021
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    LISTEN: Sen. Leader Phil Berger Discusses Legislative Response To Critical Race Theory Indoctrination

    On Wednesday, Senate Leader Phil Berger held a news conference to discuss the underpinnings of critical race theory (CRT) and legislative action to ensure that no North Carolina student is compelled to believe the tenets of CRT and to reaffirm the principles of equality under the law. LISTEN to his…
    Donna Martinez, July 14, 2021