Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021

Biden Education Department Says It Was an ‘Error’ to Push CRT Activist Handbook

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The Biden administration says that it was a mistake to promote an activist handbook that included critical race theory (CRT) in schools. “The Department does not endorse the recommendations of this group, nor do they reflect our policy positions,” the Department of Education (DOE) said in a statement, referring to a book from the Abolitionist Teaching Network called “Guide for Racial Justice & Abolitionist Social and Emotional Learning.” “It was an error in a lengthy document to include this citation.” The Abolitionist Teaching Network’s Twitter account, which uses jargon that’s heavily used by CRT proponents or individuals within the “antiracist” movement, describes itself as an activist group that promotes “liberation” for “Black, Brown, and Indigenous folx, inclusive of all intersecting identities.” The group also calls (pdf) on educators to “remove all punitive or disciplinary practices that spirit murder Black, Brown, and Indigenous children” and to “build a school culture that engages in healing and …

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