1. The Lessons Lost When Critical Race Theory Arrives in Class

WSJ: Will American teachers stand up and reject the destructive ideologies backed by their unions?
2. The conceit at the heart of the campaign to embed critical race theory in American education is that U.S. schools have been teaching a whitewashed version of our nation’s history, a nationalistic rendering that ignores the country’s flaws.
3. But of course anyone educated in the U.S. knows that left-leaning academics who are highly skeptical of American tradition have been dominating the field for generations.
4. The current battle is really about whether largely factual critiques of America written by liberals will now be replaced by anti-American screeds written by propagandists who aren’t particularly concerned with accuracy.
5. National Education Association, the country’s leading teachers union, has adopted a resolution to “oppose attempts to ban critical race theory and/or The 1619 Project” despite the significant errors in the project identified by historians across the political spectrum.
6. The union also pledged to join “with Black Lives Matter and the Zinn Education Project” to call for “a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression.”
7. Howard Zinn was a Marxist opponent of American liberty whose rantings carried more respect among Hollywood celebrities than professional historians.
8. Still, there's reason to hope that the mostly liberal teachers who stand at the front of America’s classrooms will be roused to declare loudly that they're not Marxists or racialists and do not endorse the fact-challenged radicalism being promoted by their union leadership.
9. In that vein, a veteran English teacher in Rhode Island public schools named Ramona Bessinger writes at the Legal Insurrection website about her experience when a new curriculum came to town: Image
10. If there are many more teachers like Ramona Bessinger out there on the front lines, we can hope they will not comply meekly. This despicable attempt to create racial acrimony in classrooms across the land may yet be foiled by the brave souls doing their jobs well.

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