Commonwealth Policy Center

A public school district in California paid $175,000 for a controversial curriculum, which teaches that the American educational system is institutionally racist and oppresses non-whites. It’s under the guise of “eliminat[ing]racism and other forms of oppression.” But can you seriously teach that racism toward one ethnicity should be eliminated while perpetrating racism toward another race? Students are expected to “go from being allies to co-conspirators/accomplices in the elimination of oppression.” This curriculum flies in the face of American values children are supposed to learn in school. Whatever happened to the idea of equal dignity for all races and that America is a melting pot? We should certainly teach all of American history, even our darker moments, but we don’t expect teachers to misrepresent our history and sow discord in the classroom.