Critical Race Theory in the Classroom
This episode originally aired on July 13, 2021.
Critical race theory, the idea that to understand American history you must consider the role of race and racism, has become a hot topic among state lawmakers, school officials, teachers, parents and students across the country.
That’s in public and private schools, including Columbus Academy, which recently declined to re-enroll the children of two parents who have launched a campaign against the school for how it teaches about racism and race.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: how school districts and teachers are dealing with the sudden backlash over critical race theory.
- Alissa Widman Neese, education reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
- Jennifer Adair, Columbus City Board of Education President
- Vida Robertson, Director, Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown
- Ashley Varner, Vice President, Communications and Federal Affairs, Freedom Foundation
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