Carr: U.S. Department of Education Backs Off Critical Race Theory
ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, the Biden Administration reversed course on educational proposals aimed at imposing the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT), the 1619 Project, and other similar curriculum into America’s classrooms. The move comes on the heels of a 20-state effort pushing back against the proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Education establishing priorities for grants in American History and Civics Education programs.
“I believe in history by addition, not history by subtraction or deletion, and I definitely do not believe baseless theories about history - or our nation’s school children for that matter - should be used by politicians or political activists to create division in America,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “In May, I joined 19 of my colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to reconsider these misguided educational proposals. The flawed, radical teaching of Critical Race Theory does not have a place in our K-12 curriculum, and the U.S. Department of Education’s about-face signals that our coalition’s position was correct. We are glad to have fought for and obtained this outcome.”
Attorneys general from the following states also joined in this effort: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.