A Loudoun County, Virginia, parent who has faced retaliation for speaking out against the critical race theory in schools says the Department of Education lost faith in the education system when it was revealed that the Department of Education had Has promoted the handbook of a radical activist group that pushes to “disrupt”. whitewashing and other forms of oppression.”
“Parents who are waking up to this and this crazy ideology that they are injecting into the school system will always stand up and fight for their children,” says Jessica Mendez.
Mendez is an anti-CRT activist who is involved in Fight for Schools, a political action committee fighting against the implementation of important race theory concepts in schools.
On Wednesday, the Biden administration said it was an “error” to promote abolitionist learning networks in a handbook as a “roadmap” to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic.
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“The Department does not endorse the recommendations of this group, nor do they reflect the position of our policy,” the Department of Education (DOE) said in a statement. “Including this quote was an error in a long document.”
Content from the Abolitionist Teaching Network, including a guide from the Department of Education, includes language associated with important race theory.
In a webinar hosted by ETN, co-founder Bettina Love said: “I want us to be scared.”
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“You just don’t make that kind of mistake,” Mendez says.
Mendez, a mother of two, says the situation is unfortunate.
“If you don’t agree with them, and what their beliefs are, they will come after you and attack you,” Mendez says.
“We shouldn’t be focusing on activism in schools and things like that,” Mendez tells WebMD. “We just need to focus on the subjects and teach them how to be critical thinkers, not what to think.”
LBL’ Ethan Barton and Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.