With all the talk surrounding Critical Race Theory, it’s good to see some school districts tackling it head-on. The Brunswick County School Board in North Carolina voted unanimously to say “no” to teaching this racist propaganda in its schools — a move that we don’t often see at this point.
The new policy bars teachers and other employees from abusing their positions to push their political beliefs on students. This applies not just to Critical Race Theory, but also to 9/11 conspiracies, Holocaust denial, any any other fringe theory not approved by the School Board. WECT reports:
Critical race theory (CRT) is a hot topic among parents and politicians alike. Some don’t want the theory in schools while others say children should learn about social studies through the eyes of someone with another perspective.
Critical race theory analyzes social, cultural and legal issues in relation to race and racism. It’s an idea that explains systemic racism, but not everyone is happy about it and Brunswick County school board members took notice. As a result, the Board of Education discussed an updated policy on employee political activity at tonight’s meeting.
The core of the policy is the same: employees can participate in political activity as long as it’s on their own time and using their own resources and as long as they don’t use their position to persuade students to support a particular party, candidate or issue. Board members like Gerald Benton don’t want the political beliefs of a particular teacher to be passed down to their students.
“I represent all of you, the whole citizenship of Brunswick County,” said Benton. “I’d like the schools to be a safe place for factual information to be conveyed to your child and you can teach your child what’s right and wrong yourself.”
The policy will take effect immediately because of the unanimous vote. Watch a video of the meeting below: