Today, the Biden Administration reversed course on educational proposals aimed at imposing the teaching of critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and other similar curricula into America’s classrooms.
Attorney General Todd Rokita: U.S. Department of Education backs off critical race theory, marking a win for Hoosier families
Indianapolis, Indiana (July 19, 2021) – Today, the Biden Administration reversed course on educational proposals aimed at imposing the teaching of critical race theory (CRT), the 1619 Project, and other similar curriculum into America’s classrooms. The move comes on the heels of a 20-state letter led by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita pushing back against the proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Education establishing priorities for grants in American History and Civics Education programs.
Attorney General Rokita issued the following statement:
“Chalk up a win for Hoosier families! In May, I led a coalition of 20 state attorneys general calling on the U.S. Department of Education to back off its promotion of leftist ideologies such as critical race theory. More importantly, thousands of parents nationwide raised their voices making the same demand. The work has paid off! Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced it is changing the grant program that quite rightly came under fire.
“Even as we celebrate this victory, however, we must stay watchful. Bureaucrats in Washington could very well stop using the term ‘critical race theory’ while continuing to fund programs that veer into bigotry, divisiveness and indoctrination aimed at discrediting American institutions and the beauty of our Constitution. We will continue working to preserve the qualities that make our republic a shining city on a hill.”