At a time when red states like Texas and Oklahoma are standing up to the Marxist doctrine that is critical race theory, blue states are fully embracing that deconstructionist, racist ideology. In fact, Washington State has mandated critical race theory training for all teachers!
The area of life where that is most evident is education; red states, being generally far more pro-America than blue states in terms of outlook, have fought to ban critical race theory from schools.
Rather than teach their pupils far-left nonsense and lies about America’s history, red states are trying to create and propagate truthful, patriotic education programs in public schools. That effort is far from perfect, much of what is taught by public schools is still leftist hogwash, but at least the effort is being made.
Meanwhile, blue states are trying to cram as much critical theory as possible into the curricula in their public schools. The most recent example of that is Washington state, which recently mandated critical race theory training for its school teachers.
Here’s what the Federalist reported on Washington’s shift toward indoctrinating students with leftist propaganda:
“…The Issaquah School District vows it will fight racism by “identifying and removing bias and systemic and institutional barriers that create marginalization,” while Bellingham Public Schools pushes training to guarantee “inclusive education” for students.
At Seattle Public Schools, they’ve even developed a “Racial Equity Team,” a group of far-left educators seeking that schools make all of their decisions through a racialized “equity” lens.”
More details abound about how that’s playing out in real life.
For example, here’s this video of the Highline School District’s CRT program:
Another district, Edmons, forces employees to sit through hours of lessons on such trash as “microaggressions,” another forces its teachers to acknowledge that the land the school sits on was “stolen,” and created segregated “safe spaces.”
And that plague of critical race theory isn’t confined to the state’s public schools. In fact, it’s even spread to the public medical schools, where students are forced to take a course on “eliminating structural racism in health care systems.”
Now, why is all this happening? Is it because a few random districts and schools went off the cliff of leftist lunacy?
Nope, it’s because, as the title of the article suggests, Washington State mandated critical race theory training for public school teachers. According to Legal Insurrection, “Governor Jay Inslee of Washington signed Senate Bill 5044 into law, which requires Critical Race Theory (CRT) training for all school staff, board directors, teachers, and administrators in public schools across the state.”
The relevant text of the bill that mandated critical race theory is as follows:
(1) The legislature finds that state resources have been invested to:
(a) Identify model standards for cultural competency;
(b) incorporate these cultural competency standards into both the standards for effective teaching and the standards of practice for paraeducators;
(c) develop cultural competency training programs for school district staff from paraeducators to administrators; and
(d) develop a plan for the creation and delivery of cultural competency training for school board directors and superintendents.
It adds that:
“(2) The legislature plans to continue the important work of dismantling institutional racism in public schools and recognizes the importance of increasing equity, diversity, inclusion, antiracism, and cultural competency training throughout the entire public school system by providing training programs for classified staff, certificated instructional staff, certificated administrative staff, superintendents, and school directors that will be provided in an ongoing manner.”
Hence why so many school districts are forcing teachers to attend ludicrous seminars. Gov. Inslee, a far-left radical, has mandated that they do so. Rather than focus on learning how to better educate students, rather than fix the glaring issues with the public school system, Washington State has mandated critical race theory training for teachers and spent its finite resources on that waste of time. God help us.