(Cleveland) Is the teaching of critical race theory and Social Justice being injected into White County Schools? A group, Citizens for Transparent Education, says that it is and they met Tuesday night in Cleveland at The Sunflower Restaurant to play how they will confront local school officials about it.
A Spokesman for the group James King says, “Once the citizens of White County realize that Critical Race Theory is not a threat to White County, but is actively in the schools now, “ they will express their concern.
Critical Race Theory according to some is designed to divide, alienate, destroy and bring revolution as well as implement a communist type rule.
White County Superintend of Schools Dr. Laurie Burkett says those accusations are simply not true. She said, I’m super proud of our school district and I’m super proud of our teachers and what we teach, we will always teach the Georgia Standard of Excellence straight from the department of education. That is what we teach in our schools, that is what we teach in our classrooms every single day and we will continue to do this.”
The group points to meetings held over the past year by a group of school officials who were identified as “Warriors for Social Justice”. Dr. Burkett said that group met to simply talk about what was going on in the world and express their feelings, “ it had nothing to do with students or curriculum, it was our teachers just processing what was happening in the world.”
Even so, King says the group has a plan of action “ I intend to present this information to the board directly at the July 27th meeting and hopefully they will respond in a way that the parents will find acceptable and reassuring moving forward, “ said King