Accuracy in Media

Originally published at The American Spectator
DEI Has Already Killed Public Education
David Catron | January 29, 2023

During the last few years, most conservatives have become at least dimly aware that leftist ideology, in the guise of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), has infected public education. It’s unlikely, however, that many Americans realize just how far the disease has advanced. It has long since spread beyond a few courses embedded into the social studies curricula of secondary schools and elite colleges. Public school students as young as 9 and 10 years of age effortlessly recite leftist shibboleths even as they descend into functional illiteracy in reading, writing, math, and science.

In Utah, for example, the legislature insisted in 2021 that the State Board of Education halt the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in public schools. The board did so in June of that year. In response, the educators continued to teach what they wished and deceived the parents. Accuracy in Media posted a video on Twitter last Friday in which Utah teachers, administrators, and union officials heap scorn on the Board of Education’s CRT restrictions and boast about ignoring them.

This is in Utah, mind you. It’s not exactly a hotbed of left-wing crazies. Yet the people entrusted with educating Utah’s children are proud that they have ignored the elected members of the legislature and the Board of Education. It is much the same everywhere — Florida, Iowa — pick a state; it doesn’t matter…

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