NYC Parents Push Back on Elite Prep School’s ‘Critical Race Theory’ Demands

At a private prep school in New York City, parents of the children attending the school are openly resisting the faculty’s demands to implement more “anti-racism” and critical race theory-based curriculum, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Parents of students at Dalton School published an open letter demanding that the “anti-racism” material be rescinded in favor of a more community-based consensus on what the children should learn. The letter asked that the school hire an ombudsman for the purpose of conducting surveys among students, parents, and alumni to determine how the population feels about the far-left teachings.

“Every class this year has had an obsessive focus on race and identity, ‘racist cop’ re-enactments in science, ‘de-centering Whiteness’ in art class, learning about white supremacy and sexuality in health class,” the letter noted. “Wildly age-inappropriate, many of these classes feel more akin to a Zoom corporate sensitivity training than to Dalton’s intellectually engaging curriculum.”

The school, which costs approximately $54,000 in tuition fees per year, rolled out a “Commitment to Anti-Racism” plan last year in response to the summer of violent race riots by the far-left terror groups Black Lives Matter and Antifa. The curriculum came after staff discussed numerous “anti-blackness”-themed classes, such as “black liberation and challenges to White supremacy.” The parents’ letter warned that forcing such curriculum on the students would “achieve precisely the opposite results as intended.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.