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Behold the Statists at Work on K-12 Schooling

In this Minding the Campus essay, Elizabeth Weiss and Glynn Custred pull back the screen on California’s new “ethnic studies” requirement.

They begin, “California has become the first state to require ethnic studies for high-school graduates. Assembly Bill 101 (an appropriately Orwellian number!), signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 8, will indoctrinate students through the use of Critical Race Theory (CRT), a Marxist-inspired ideology that, if left unchecked, will form the foundation for the restructuring of America. CRT is a doctrine based on racial division, which operates as a rationale for a shift of power from the people to the state.”

This is the latest offensive in the long war the Left has waged on our education system to help advance their goal of omnipotent government. Whether kids learn their “3 Rs” is not nearly so important as that they learn how awful the U.S. has always been.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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