Top school officials in Loudoun County, Virginia, are defending Loudoun County Public Schools, following complaints that the district is implementing “racist” critical race theory in its schools. The allegations of critical race theory have now spurred a lawsuit.
“We are not teaching critical race theory to our students,” interim superintendent Scott A. Ziegler insisted at a school board meeting on Tuesday, according to a report by the Washington Post.
Instead, Ziegler claims the school system is about two years into racial “equity” education, adding that he understands why some families are perplexed by the fact that what he calls “culturally responsive instruction” shares certain keywords with critical race theory.
Critical race theory is an academic movement transpiring at schools across the country, teaching children that the United States is fundamentally racist, and they must view every social interaction and person in terms of race in order to be “antiracist.”