The vetting: Bell’s Critical Race Theory promoted in public schools

Kyle Olson
Breitbart.com
Big Government
3/19/2012

A radical organization known as the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) is actively promoting Derrick Bell’s Critical Race Theory in public elementary and high schools nationwide, with an intense focus on what PEG calls “Systemic Racism.”

With the approval of the Obama administration, and under the guise of closing achievement gaps between black and white students, PEG is promoting teaching methods that discourage “black and brown” students from conforming to an inherently “white” — and therefore racist — curriculum.

PEG also encourages teachers to conform to the presumed cultural backgrounds of students, rather than focusing on norms of assessment and accountability.

Breitbart.com was alerted to the activity of PEG within schools by readers who responded to our reporting on President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Bell, and his use of Critical Race Theory in his lectures at the University of Chicago.

Subsequent investigation led to the revelation that Critical Race Theory is being introduced nationwide through the efforts of PEG…

The article, with video, continues at Breitbart’s Big Government.

Update: Also at Big Government, Connecticut Considers Bill Requiring Students to Learn ‘Labor History’

The Connecticut Senate is considering a bill which would require all government school students to learn “labor history” as a part of the curriculum.  The bill would add language to existing law which stipulates the types of subjects schools shall teach.

Currently, the law requires students to learn information about these histories:

  • Holocaust and genocide education and awareness;
  • the historical events surrounding the Great Famine in Ireland;
  • African-American history;
  • Puerto Rican history;
  • Native American history

Strangely, “American” history is missing from the list.  But if the Connecticut Democrats get their way, students will be learning more about the virtues of Jimmy Hoffa than of George Washington; of Andy Stern than of Abraham Lincoln…

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