Fox News reports that the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) website extolls critical race theory as a means of fighting racism. The revelation further contradicts the VDOE’s repeated claims it doesn’t teach CRT.
In fact, after doing some digging, Fox News reporter Andrew Mark Miller found slideshows from a 2015 presentation indirectly prompting teachers to promote CRT as a means to “re-engineer attitudes and belief systems.”
The presentation occurred while Terry McAuliffe resided in the governor’s mansion.
In little more than 24 hours, voters shall decide if the former and would-be governor will return there.
Fox News further reports:
Additionally, superintendent memo 050-19 can be found on the site from February 2019 promoting both Critical Race Theory and the idea of “white fragility.”
Also in 2019, under Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane sent a memo to Virginia public schools endorsing “Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education,” as an important “tool” that can “further spur developments in education.”
City Journal’s Christopher Rufo detailed the revelations in a Twitter thread Saturday taking issues with McAuliffe’s claims that Critical Race Theory is a “racist dog whistle” that has “never been taught in Virginia.”
In 2015, then-Governor McAuliffe’s Department of Education instructed Virginia public schools to “embrace critical race theory” in order to “re-engineer attitudes and belief systems.” They explicitly endorse CRT—he can’t wiggle out of this one with word games. pic.twitter.com/aLV4LGYFZJ
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 30, 2021
Rufo also posted screenshots from the department’s website citing Critical Race Theory in Education” as a “best practice.”
Not only has VDOE repeatedly denied that public schools have implemented CRT or its core tenets, McAuliffe calls parental concerns over the controversial theory a racial “dog whistle.” (RELATED: McAuliffe Goes After Black Reporter for ‘Racist’ Question About Critical Race Theory)
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