The Heritage Foundation is committed to combating toxic ideology that goes against the founding principles of our nation. CRT or Critical Race Theory is one such Idology. Here are the opening remarks/quote from the pamphlet: (It should scare every parent especially those in Illinois)
The Illinois State Board of Education is now insisting that there is “not one ‘correct’ way of doing or understanding something” and “what is seen as ‘correct’ is most often based on our lived experiences.”1 Statewide, black and Hispanic students score 28 points and 20 points, respectively, below their white peers on a standard fourth-grade reading comparison, so giving up on teaching correct answers is a strange way of encouraging student success.2
In December 2020, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted new “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards” that are focused on identity politics, teaching students to find bias around them, and instructing students on how to resist the “systems of oppression” in which they allegedly live.3 Teachers are to recognize how their own “identity (race/ethnicity, national origin, language, sex and gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical/developmental/emotional ability, socioeconomic class, religion, etc.) affects their perspectives and beliefs about pedagogy and students.”
I hope you can see the issues here:
- No more standards, “not one ‘correct’: so if Johnny can’t do the work or is too lazy his way is okay too?
- teaching students to find bias around them: Instead of encouraging them to get along and love their neighbors, let us teach them to be suspicious of them. Sure sounds a lot like marxist propaganda to me.
- Instructing students on how to resist the “systems of oppression” in which they allegedly live. – Of course they are oppressed, they are all slaves of the great system from birth designed to keep them down and never give them chance at the American Dream. That is only for the masses of folks heading to pour boarders daily?
- recognize how their own “identity: note that nowhere in this is as Americans mentions. God forbid we raise up a generation of Patriots.
PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS YOU NEED TO READ THIS
Here is a related Pamphlet from the David Horowitz Freedom Center Entitled Weaponizing Our Schools