1/ I've changed my mind somewhat about this tweet. I don't think we should teach kids about subjects like Creationism in public school. It's a crowded curriculum, and we should just teach kids the science. Likewise, I see no point in creating time to learn about CRT.
2/ Parents are free to supplement their children's education with CRT, just like Creationists can teach their kids about Noah's Ark at home if they wish. And there are countless Creation myths out there apart from the Christian stories, so why favor Christianity over the others?
3/ Similarly, we don't need to teach every alternative to racial equality. There are many racist systems of belief, and CRT is only one of them. Given the number of valuable subjects that should take priority in public school curricula, I support removing CRT from it entirely.
4/ But CRT shouldn't become Voldemort. I think a teacher should be able to explain what CRT is if a student happens to ask, just like a teacher should be able to explain the concept of Noah's Ark to a student who asks. But we shouldn't make lesson plans for them.

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