Critical Race Theory Curriculum Stirs Controversy in California

In California, concern is rising over a proposed school curriculum. The state is proposing to teach the Critical Race Theory as part of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum in K-12 schools to address racism. The idea was first proposed in 2016 with a goal to bridge races and cultures. The first draft was released in 2019. Upon seeing it however, opponents say it’s highly controversial. They believe the curriculum is not sound.

The teachers want to raise awareness through their organizations. They ask that those disagreeing with the curriculum contact state and local officials to suggest revisions. State law requires the Board of Education to make a final decision by March 31, 2021. Once approved, the curriculum will be available to all high schools across California.