My goal this year is for 10+ state legislatures to pass curriculum transparency bills, requiring public schools to make all teaching materials easily available to parents via internet.

It's time to get the political predators out of the shadows—and return power to families.
The strategy here is to use a non-threatening, liberal value—"transparency"—to force ideological actors to undergo public scrutiny. It's a rhetorically-advantageous position and, when enacted, will give parents a powerful check on bureaucratic power.
The Left will expect that, after passing so-called "CRT bans" last year, we will overplay our hand. By moving to curriculum transparency, we will deflate that argument and bait the Left into opposing "transparency," which will raise the question: what are they trying to hide?
Democrats in state legislatures, who are in the pocket of the teachers unions, will all oppose any effort to provide parents with transparency into the classroom. As we saw in Virginia, this will lead to public suspicion, frustration, and, ultimately, electoral revolt.
Last year, my investigative reports on critical race theory in public schools generated a powerful media narrative. With curriculum transparency, every parent in the country can become an investigative reporter and expose any school that promotes racialist abuse.
The reality is that critical race theory in education is deeply unpopular with the parents of all racial backgrounds. It can only thrive through secrecy, manipulation, and expansion through the bureaucracy. This legislation would put a check on those methods of power.
The ultimate goal is to shift incentives: we will empower parents over the bureaucracy and put a price on promoting racialist abuse in public schools. That's how we fight CRT, that's how we continue to build the parent movement, and that's how we win.
My brilliant colleagues @JamesRCopland and John Ketcham at @ManhattanInst have created a model curriculum transparency policy that is already driving massive interest with governors and state legislators.

Read the model policy here:…
P.S. At the end of last year, I made sure to get teachers union president Randi Weingarten on the record in support of the principle of curriculum transparency. This gives us another rhetorical lever—they have accepted our premise, now we fight over the details.

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16 Dec 21
BREAKING: A public high school in suburban Chicago has created a racially-segregated field trip program for "students of color."
In a statement, the principal of Downers Grove South, Ed Schwartz, told me that the school planned the racially-segregated program to "provide the opportunity for students of color to be partnered with a group of teachers who look like them and have had similar life experiences."
I have documented multiple cases of public institutions promoting "segregation for social justice." This practice can be traced back to critical race theory, which teaches that white and black students often need separate pedagogies and spaces.
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15 Dec 21
My speech in support of @GovRonDeSantis' anti-CRT agenda, which will ban critical race theory in schools, provide curriculum transparency for parents, and put families back in charge of their children's education.
@GovRonDeSantis This is a major moment for the parent movement. We have found a courageous new champion, Governor Ron DeSantis, who will turn public sentiment into tangible public policy. His legislative agenda in Florida will soon become the gold standard for the nation.
My colleagues at @ManhattanInst have laid down the framework for anti-critical race theory and curriculum transparency policy. Read more here:……
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14 Dec 21
Denver Public Schools now promoting racially-segregated playtime—for "equity."
According to Centennial Elementary staff, this event was organized by the school's "Dean of Culture," Nicole Tembrock. The event was cancelled due to COVID protocols, but they plan to reschedule in the new year.
University of Denver law professor @davekopel points out that this is illegal under the Colorado Constitution.
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13 Dec 21
New acronym just dropped: DEI-BJ.
Berkeley's "Division of Equity & Inclusion" has 400+ employees and a $25 million annual budget.
The purpose of the university is no longer the transmission of knowledge, but activism in support of "diversity and inclusion." Here's an excerpt from the Chancellor's recent commencement speech:
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2 Dec 21
The conservative movement has united behind a new education agenda: stop critical race theory in schools, provide curriculum transparency for parents, and give families the freedom to choose their own destiny.

This is the way forward for education policy in America.
Under the leadership of @Reihan Salam, Manhattan Institute has led the fight against critical race theory in schools. We've done groundbreaking reporting and my colleague @JamesRCopland has written the gold standard for anti-CRT public policy.…
We've also recently released new model for curriculum transparency. We believe that parents have a fundamental right to know what's being taught to their children—and that schools have a responsibility to make materials easily accessible.…
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30 Nov 21
Ibram X. Kendi: Critical race theory is not anti-white.

Critical race theorists: Yes, it is.
The critical race theorists like to play language games—"we are against whiteness, not white people"; "we want to 'abolish the white race' as a social construct, not as a physical population"—but their animus is clear to anyone with basic reading comprehension.
In the past year, we have exposed critical race theory to the public using their own words and original source documents. The polling data now indicates 2:1 opposition against CRT, including majorities of Latino and Asian parents.

Now clowns like Kendi want to do damage control.
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