The state of Tennessee has plans to withhold millions of dollars in state funding from schools that violate a recently passed law regulating the teaching of critical race theory. a body of legal and academic studies that aims to examine how racism and disparate racial outcomes have shaped public policy through often implicit social and institutional dynamics.
“If the rules are enforced as directed, the lesser amount of $ 1 million or 2 percent of state funds allocated to schools found to have knowingly violated state law could be withheld by the state department of education, without taking ‘ corrective action ‘”, as indicated by The Washington Post. Repeat offenders could lose $ 5 million or forfeit 10 percent of state funding annually, whichever is less. Authorities can also revoke, suspend or deny individual teacher licenses. “
Critical race theory is anti-American. Basically, it puts groups of people above the holiness of the individual, which is a fundamental principle of this nation, ”said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R). earlier this month.
Criticism against the critical theory of race grew exponentially after the publication of “The 1619 Project”, a collaboration between developer Nikole Hannah-Jones and the writers of The New York Times Y The New York Times Magazine that has challenged our collective understanding of American history, repositioning the consequences and legacy of slavery as vital to the historical narrative.
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