Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has halted Critical Race Theory-based education initiatives in their tracks, a new report shows.
Youngkin’s superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Barlow recently submitted a report on “the critical race theory-inspired programs being rescinded.”
The report shows great success in weeding out CRT in the Virginia Depart of Education. It has not yet tackled local school boards.
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“We must continue to ensure that no student in Virginia is taught to judge or treat others differently solely on the basis of their race, skin color, ethnicity, sex or faith,” Barlow wrote.
The effort comes after Executive Order 1, which moved to “ensure excellence in K-12 public education in the Commonwealth by removing inherently divisive concepts,” and “raise academic standards.”
The administration also weeded out EdEquityVA, which discussed “centering equity in the classroom.”
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“Numerous resources within EdEquityVA employ the concept that current discrimination is needed to address past discrimination,” Barlow’s report read, reports Daily Caller. “Basic tenants of anti-racist education are adapted from a CRT author and include, ‘White People benefit from racism, regardless of intentions.”
EdEquityVA had links to several CRT sources, including the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit Tool.”