November 12, 2021 |

State School Superintendent Jillian Balow yesterday applauded board of trustees of Carbon County School District 2 for banning Critical Race Theory in classrooms here.

Pictured above: File photo of CCSD2 office. Photo by Bigfoot 99.

The board of trustees voted unanimously on October 18th to adopt a resolution banning teachers and staff from introducing elements of Critical Race Theory in Carbon 2 classrooms. CRT is a race-based form of cultural Marxism. The anti-white and anti-American political ideology has seeped into K-12 schools across the country in the last few years after percolating in academia for a generation.

Recently, news reports of parents pushing back against school boards that green-lighted the educational programming have gone viral. Carbon 2 took a different tactic, and drew a line in the sand. The district banned curriculum materials and teaching resources grounded in CRT, including, textbooks, movies and speakers. Sometimes leftist race theory slips into classrooms in other ways, such as segregating students by race or grading systems. Board CCSD2 President James Sewell said those are banned, as well.

The district will instead promote the “principles and ideals of the US Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and its Amendments.”

In a wide ranging interview with Bigfoot 99 on Thursday, Superintendent Balow thanked the board of trustees here for taking a strong stand on the issue. Balow came out early and strong against CRT in Wyoming statewide last spring. The superintendent said she would like to see similar resolutions take hold statewide.

As seen after the election in Virginia last week, arguments from the left surfaced saying that CRT is not being taught in schools. Some derided the notion that the legal framework developed in grad schools is filtering down to K-12 students as ludicrous. Superintendent Balow, like the school board here, said the political ideology is finding its way to the classrooms disguised as something else.

Superintendent Balow added that America is not a more racist nation today than it was 100 or 200 years ago, as CRT proponents maintain. It’s wrong, she said, to teach that America has not learned from its past and improved as a nation with the tools that were created at the founding.

Our interview with the state school superintendent covered a wide variety of topics, including student assessment testing, a computer curriculum, mask and vaccine mandates, and concerns about how school lunches could be impacted by food supply chain issues. We’ll have more of interview with Superintendent Balow next week.


Related: CCSD2 adopts resolution banning promotion of Critical Race Theory

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