Republicans bring race-based education debate to Montana

In the past month, Montana Republicans have drawn the state into a tense tug-of-war being waged in dozens of states over how public school students learn about racism in America. The debate has unfolded in the wake of a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Education prioritizing racial, cultural and ethnic diversity in history and civics curriculum nationwide. The agency’s position triggered widespread conservative condemnation of a decades-old academic concept known as critical race theory, or CRT.