American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said Thursday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that her union is going to court to stop the state laws banning teaching critical race theory.
Weingarten said, “When it comes to issues of American history, we teach about the founding and how great it was to actually break from Great Britain and have a democracy and how important the Constitution was, one of the first constitutional democracies. But it wasn’t a multiethnic democracy. The Founders basically were very focused on making sure that white men of certain ways had a vote. But this is what’s great about America and what we teach in history, that the arc of the moral universe has actually bent toward justice.”
She continued, “What I don’t get is that that’s a great story for Fox TV. That’s a great story for all Americans. And what’s happening now