Poll: Just 22% of Minnesotans want CRT taught in public schools

Most Democrats trust teachers more than parents to make decisions about what children learn.

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Only 22% of Minnesotans think critical race theory should be taught in public schools, according to a new Center of the American Experiment poll.

The poll found that only 33% of Minnesotans think critical race theory should be incorporated into the state’s social studies standards.

An overwhelming majority of Minnesotans (78%) don’t think companies should be allowed to fire an employee for their views on critical race theory.

Overall, Minnesotans trust parents the most to decide what gets taught to children in public schools. However, most Democrats (54%) trust teachers more than parents to make decisions about what children learn. Just 18% of Democrats think parents should be entrusted with these decisions.

“Minnesotans very quickly figured out that Critical Race Theory is influencing the education of our students and they want it to stop,” said John Hinderaker, president of the Center of the American Experiment. “These poll results should cause local school boards to listen to parents and put an end to their equity and inclusion programs that are heavily influenced by CRT.”