Members of a group called No Left Turn in Education this month asked Peach State residents to stand up to Critical Race Theory (CRT) and sign a petition asking government officials to ban it.
In a press release, No Left Turn in Education Georgia chapter members also said they want K-12 schools statewide to ban the 1619 Project and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Action Civics.
“We are asking the citizens of Georgia to sign the petition for the following reasons. You don’t want children being taught that they are in two classes of people, oppressors and the oppressed, because of the color of their skin. You support the Civil Rights Act of 1964. You believe in the principles of Martin Luther King, Jr. You disagree with racism,” according to the press release.
“You don’t want teachers, administration and other school staff being forced to engage in training or therapy that tells them that they are inherently bad because of the color of their skin. You want the truth about American and World History being taught in our classrooms. You believe it is your right, as a parent, to teach morals and values to your children. You believe the classroom is a place for learning and not for becoming an activist.”
No Left Turn in Education officials said in the press release that once they reach their signature goal they will present the petition to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
On their website, No Left Turn members describe their movement as grassroots.
Georgia Board of Education members voted this month to formally oppose teaching CRT in the state’s K-12 classrooms. Board members, according to their resolution, described beliefs such as CRT as “concepts that impute fault, blame, a tendency to oppress others, or the need to feel guilt or anguish to persons solely because of their race or sex.”
Kemp, in an emailed press release, said “this dangerous, anti-American ideology has no place in Georgia classrooms.”
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said last month he’s joining 20 other attorneys general and urging the Biden Administration to reconsider proposals that would impose the teaching of CRT and the 1619 Project in America’s classrooms. U.S. Department of Education officials have woven such goals into a proposed rule that establishes priorities for grants in American history and civics education programs.
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