Erik Honda

Our district has used books based in Critical Race Theory like Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be Anti-Racist for student, staff, and parent book clubs, and implemented a race curriculum also based in CRT by Courageous Conversations.

But hypocritically they also respond to parent complaints regarding race curriculum by threatening to discipline teachers and implement stricter oversight of curriculum, even when the curriculum is strictly in line with the district’s courses of study.

Educators need to be empowered, not disciplined or chilled, when they are on the front lines conducting these important conversations.