Thousands of Teachers Pledge to Defy Anti-CRT Laws

5,000 educators have signed a petition vowing to defy state legislation that would bar schools from teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT).

The petition, created by the left-wing Zinn Education Project, singled out proposed anti-CRT legislations in 21 states, which signers vowed to violate should they become law.

The creators of the petition claimed that “the major institutions and systems of our country are deeply infected with anti-Blackness and its intersection with other forms of oppression. To not acknowledge this and help students understand the roots of U.S. racism is to deceive them.”

“We, the undersigned educators, refuse to lie to young people about U.S. history and current events — regardless of the law,” the pledge concluded.

This news adds to the traction that CRT is gaining in the public school system, with America’s largest teachers union, the NEA, pledging to push CRT earlier this month.

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