Event to expose CRT’s influence on new social studies standards 

"Minnesota’s proposed Social Studies standards will impose a radical political agenda on students across all grades," said Katherine Kersten, senior policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment. 

Wilfred M. McClay/Hillsdale College

The Center of the American Experiment will host Hillsdale College professor and historian Wilfred McClay for an event Friday to expose the “pervasive influence” of critical race theory on Minnesota’s proposed social studies standards.

A source of controversy for nearly two years, the Department of Education began revising its K-12 academic standards in social studies during the 2020-21 school year. Now on draft three, the standards continue to make their way through the rulemaking process.

“Minnesota’s proposed Social Studies standards will impose a radical political agenda on students across all grades,” said Katherine Kersten, senior policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment.

“Instead of learning about our nation’s founding ideals and pivotal leaders like Washington and Lincoln, students will be instructed to ‘organize’ to ‘resist’ America’s fundamental institutions, and do things like ‘examine the construction of racialized hierarchies based on colonialism and dominant European beauty standards and values,’” she explained.

The event will take place Friday Sept. 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Blu Mall of America location.

“Professor McClay will break down the revised standards, detailing both the pervasive influence of CRT and the appalling lack of basic factual knowledge, which students need to be informed citizens,” an event description says. “McClay’s expert and independent review of the standards arrives in Minnesota at an important time in the rulemaking process. Will policymakers listen?”

 

Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and reported for The Daily Caller.