Title

Resisting the Movement to Ban Critical Race Theory from Schools

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

School

Education

Abstract

Critical race theory has recently been blamed for causing harmful outcomes. Conservative activists are believed to be distorting this theory in order to ban it. The campaign to ban critical race theory has affected many schools across the United States. In some cases, school personnel have resigned because of the way some groups have responded to the debate over banning this theory. New laws that restrict teachers from teaching content that may make students uncomfortable have been passed. Banning critical race theory from K-12 schools is a controversial topic because public school personnel usually do not teach it. The controversy involves the programs that may have to be dropped if this theory is banned. This paper focuses on the origins of critical race theory, the misconceptions about this theory, the campaign to ban it, and the negative outcomes resulting from the movement to ban it. It also includes a description of how some groups are resisting this movement.

Publication Title

Clearing House

Volume

95

Issue

1

First Page

35

Last Page

41

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