SLIDELL, La. — The St. Tammany Parish School Board has passed a resolution banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory in its schools.
Last week, board member Michael Nation said that students need to learn the full, unvarnished history of the country, but, “that instruction should not include dogma that denigrates people of any race, or that our nation is illegitimate because of slavery.”
Critical Race Theory is an academic concept that teaches how racism has shaped public policy in America. It has never been taught as part of Louisiana’s K-12 standards and is not currently being taught in the state.
The initial resolution being considered a week ago said that a teacher’s role in the classroom included removing the teacher’s personal views on topics such as faith, civil rights and politics. NOLA.com also reported that it stated that teachers should not use instructional materials and resources that have not been vetted by the school board.
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