Parents in one Virginia school district continued to fight their school board in court this week to remove what they say is “racially divisive” curriculum content.
Five families sued the school board of Albemarle County Public Schools in the Charlottesville area over a “discriminatory” policy they say indoctrinates students in a racially divisive ideology and compels them to say they support it.
The “racially and religiously diverse” group of families appealed last year in June after a lower court dismissed their case.
Oral arguments in the appeal were held Tuesday in the Virginia’s Court of Appeals.
The controversial policy, which the school board enacted in 2019, requires schools to inject Critical Race Theory-inspired ideas into the classroom, the parents claim.
“All curriculum materials shall be examined for racial bias,” and