If COVID has taught us all one thing . . . It's this:
American public education is now a bad joke.
For the most part, the education industrial complex has become far too politicized to effectively train youngsters for anything more complex than watching TV morning talk shows.
Still . . .
That doesn't make the debate any less fun . . . Even better, bored adults might garner a bit of social media celebrity by way of yelling at strangers over curriculum that most people don't understand.
On the progressive side of the debate . . .
Contempt for parents and community is palpable . . . And it's pretty obvious that NOBODY wants the outside world knowing some of the truly insane things that are said inside classrooms.
And all of this brings us to a skit from a failed stand-up comic that might as well pass for news because it's more entertaining than most of the info on this topic.
Here's the setup . . .
For the uninitiated, critical race theory (CRT) refers to a body of legal scholarship that attempts to understand why racism and inequality have persisted after the Civil Rights movement. The core tenet is that racism is not the product of individual bias or prejudice, but rather structurally embedded in our justice, education, labor, housing and healthcare systems.
Opponents of CRT have claimed the framework unfairly admonishes white students and teaches kids to be ashamed of their born skin color.
Though opponents of the theory aren’t entirely correct, even Oliver admits the theory is intricate and that broaching the topic in an elementary school setting would be difficult.
“To be clear, CRT is graduate-level legal theory. Unless your five-year-old is currently pursuing a law degree, they’re not reading Kimberlé Crenshaw,” HBO comedy host John Oliver said.
And so, here's the progressive take on the issue that all your work buddies will already have memorized this morning . . .
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
Critical race theory-related ideas found in mandatory programs at 23 of top 25 US medical schools: report
EXCLUSIVE - At least 23 of America's 25 most prestigious medical colleges and universities have some form of mandatory student training or coursework on ideas related to critical race theory (CRT), according to CriticalRace.org, which monitors CRT curricula and training in higher education.
Congressional redistricting has sucked a lot of the oxygen out of this year's legislative sessions in both states. But, with the Kansas map headed to federal court and the Missouri debate on hold thanks to a group of immovable senators, the rest of the legislative agenda is getting some air time.
John Oliver Addresses Debate Over Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools: "Very Loud and Very, Very Dumb"
"Unfortunately it is important to engage with it because if we don't, the end point that we are heading toward is that honest discussions of race will be shut out of public schools," he said in the ninth-season premiere of 'Last Week Tonight.'
A biracial North Carolina father has gone viral for railing against critical race theory at a school board meeting earlier this week, arguing that the controversial teaching method was "a big fat lie." Brian Echevarria, a father of three who is running for the North Carolina General Assembly, slammed CRT a "discrimination revolution" when he addressed the Cabarrus County School Board hearing on Feb.
Conservative takeovers of local school boards have already altered lessons on race and social injustice in many classrooms. Now some districts are finding their broader efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion are also being challenged.
Republicans believe they've found their winning issue for the 2022 election: banning what they call critical race theory from being taught to students from kindergarten to college. This is especially true in swing states like Wisconsin where, after Gov.
Former NFL sideline reporter Michele Tafoya weighed in on critical race theory during a Fox News appearance, saying she's disheartened her children are being taught "that skin color matters."
You decide . . .