Several Democrat-Socialist-run states are apparently utilizing billions of relief dollars from Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed last spring to teach the core tenets of critical race theory in public schools. Consisted of in the legislation was the $122 billion Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund or ESSER.
Fox News reported based upon a research study it validated from One Nation that numerous states, consisting of California, New York, and Illinois, are utilizing a few of those funds to implement “antiracism” training.
Ibram X Kendi — CRT proponent and author of the book “How to Be an Antiracist,” said, “The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”
The White House told Fox Business in n February 2021 prior to the ARP passed that the COVID education financing would supply schools “with the resources they need to safely reopen and fully serve their students.”
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia claimed at the time, “This is one moment in which it’s very clear that public policy is quite literally a matter of life and death,” adding that the ARP would provide billions for K-12 schools to “ensure students, teachers and staff stay safe and healthy and to address learning loss.”
Right After President Joe Biden signed the ARP into law in March 2021, the U.S. Department of Education declared the ESSER (COVID) funds would likewise approach dealing with “inequities.”
The DOE said localities could use the taxpayer money to “implement the CDC’s recommended prevention and mitigation strategies for K-12 schools, meet student and educators’ social, emotional, and mental health needs, invest in strategies to address lost instructional time, and boldly address inequities exacerbated by the pandemic.”
Western Journal reported,
“The department approved a plan by California to use ESSER dollars to “increase educator training and resources” in subjects such as “anti-bias strategies,” “environmental literacy,” “ethnic studies,” and “LGBTQ+ cultural competency,” according to Fox News.”
New York’s approved plan similarly included social-emotional indoctrination to “support the work of anti-racism and anti-bias.”
The DOE offered a thumbs-up to an Illinois resuming strategy that supplied school districts with training on subjects like “anti-racism” and equity.
One Nation president Steven Law informed Fox News that the ARP was a “massive bait-and-switch” used to indoctrinate children.
“It turns out Biden’s so-called American Rescue Plan was a multitrillion-dollar progressive shopping list, a massive bait-and-switch for life-saving COVID aid,” he said.
“Indoctrinating children to judge themselves and one another based on the color of their skin is wrong and has nothing to do with fighting COVID or getting our economy back on track.”
Nicole Neily, the founder of Parents Defending Education, shares these concerns.
“Many of us thought [COVID eduction funding] was going to be used for masks, for air purifiers to keep our schools open,” she told Fox News Thursday.
“Terms like social and emotional learning sound great,” she added. “Of course, we want our children to be emotionally aware, but we look at actually what these programs are in practice, these are trojan horses for critical race theory.”
The DOE rejected that it is pressing states to utilize ARP cash to fund CRT instruction, claiming that these are local decisions.
“The Department is not encouraging the use of American Rescue Plan funds to teach CRT—and any claim to the contrary is patently false,” a statement provided to Fox News read.
“The Department believes politicians should stay out of the curriculum decisions that are best made at the local level, in engagement with parents, families, and local school communities.”