California School Board Sued for Banning Critical Race Theory

On Wednesday, a group of left-wing parents and students, as well as a teachers’ union, filed a lawsuit against a California school board over its ban on the teaching of the far-left concept of Critical Race Theory (CRT).

As reported by the Daily Caller, the Temecula Valley Unified (TVU) School Board voted in December of 2022 to ban any curriculum or lessons that would promote CRT, which states that all White people are automatically racist and that the United States is an inherently racist nation. The vote, which passed by a margin of 3-2, took place shortly after elections that saw the board flip to a conservative majority.

The resolution states that the board can require teachers to only teach a curriculum that has been approved beforehand by the board. The resolution adds that the school “will not tolerate racism and racist conduct.”

The California Education Association (CEA) claimed in its lawsuit, without presenting any evidence, that the ban “injures children of color and LGBTQ children, stigmatizing their identities, histories and cultures.”

The lawsuit further claims that some teachers have become afraid of even “using group terms like ‘White.’” Teachers have also claimed that the resolution will force them to “present only one side of historical events.”

TVU has previously been targeted by the Democratic leadership in California for defying left-wing propaganda in the classroom. The board recently voted to reject a history curriculum that included a lengthy section on Harvey Milk, a gay activist in San Francisco. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) has since retaliated against the school for its decision by fining the district $1.5 million, thus forcing the board to reverse course.

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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.

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