On PBS, Capehart Lies That CRT Is Taught NOWHERE to Children in U.S. Schools

Liberals still lie brazenly about this. Friday’s PBS NewsHour, Jonathan Capehart, panelist, stated that “Critical Race Theory” isn’t taught in any elementary, middle, or high school in America. Capehart stated that Republican Glenn Youngkin had just spread fearful rumors as they were wrapping up a Friday news roundup about Virginia’s governor’s race. 


CAPEHART:  Glenn Youngkin and Republicans are filling that gap that you’re talking about with fear. Glenn Youngkin’s talk is about Critical Race Theory. We must be very clear on one thing. Critical Race Theory cannot be taught at any elementary, middle, or high school in the United States. It is only taught in law school, far from parents, if it ever gets taught.

Terry McAuliffe, however, walked into the debate by saying exactly what he had said during that debate. Youngkin received an issue. However, the conversation around Critical Race Theory has become a catch-all of all the history that white parents need to learn.

It’s easy to see why. It’s a discussion about race. Youngkin has used fear and race as a means to win votes, to pull out Trump voters, to pull out the squishy Republican voter who may not be interested in voting for him. They see this as an issue.

This is the essence of all this. Some people are scared of this.

Loudoun County schools are the real lightning rod in Virginia’s governor race. There, it is obvious that they have hired “equity”, or “equality” consultants, to train them to teach Critical Race Theory. However, this theory does not reflect the “true historical context of America.” It is a systemic racist philosophy.

Anchor Amna Nawaz claimed that Youngkin has “framed it all in a battle over government role in classrooms and parent’s rights, parents rights being involved in classrooms, but really, more about how race/racism are taught than anything else.” 

David Brooks, at least, offered a new perspective on the issue. This is very unusual and shows that it was an extremely bad issue for Democrats.

BROOKS: Terry McAuliffe’s foolish comment in the debate was that parents shouldn’t be responsible for their children’s education, which will cause a lot of anxiety in every parent.

It’s an enormous problem, I believe. This I believe isIt is an extremely serious issue for Democrats. People don’t have the right to vote on many things. If parents feel that their children are being taught this or another, they will get angry.

Then there are those who protest at the meetings of the school board, and then there is normal anger from more stable individuals. These people will rebel. And what’s — the underlying cause of what’s happening here is that people in the median education school, they have gone a little further and not — significantly left in the last few years. Median parents have not gone significantly farther left.

This creates cultural gaps in our values, how we talk history and talk about issues such as sexual education and gender.There is a gap between those who are teachers and parents. That gap now creates conflict over who’s values should be displayed in the classroom. It’s now a culture war. Parents are sensitive, I think.

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