Every governor in America should decline funds from the Department of Education meant to support the teaching of critical race theory in K-12 schools, former South Carolina governor and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday.
“Governors can decide this. They decide which money they take from the Department of Education,” Haley told Fox News’ “America Reports”. “Don’t take this money. This will have effects that will go long-lasting into our kids.”
In April, the department released the text of a proposed rule prioritizing grants to American history and civics programs that “incorporate racially, ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse perspectives.”
Critics have charged that the proposed rule encourages the teaching of critical race theory, which posits that racism and white supremacy are at the root of America’s laws and institutions. Parents and legislators opposed to teaching critical race theory in elementary and secondary schools argue that it encourages children to view each other in stark racial