A much-praised English teacher at a posh private school in New Jersey quit her job over the school’s apparent adoption of critical race theory, claiming that the head of the school twice told faculty he “would fire us all if he could so that he could replace us all with people of color.”
Dana Stangel-Plowe, who had graduated from Cornell University and became a lawyer before she started her teaching career, taught at the $52,000-per-year Dwight-Englewood School in Bergen County. She accused the school of fostering a “hostile culture of conformity and fear” in her resignation letter.
Famous attendees of the school have included chef Anthony Bourdain, economics guru Larry Kudlow, actress Brooke Shields, and former Secretary of State George Schultz.
In the letter, issued on Tuesday, Stangel-Plowe wrote, “Over the past few years, the school has embraced an ideology that is damaging to our students’ intellectual and emotional growth and destroying any chance at creating a true community among our diverse population.