Governor urges educators not to teach Critical Race Theory ‘dangerous ideology’

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp is pushing back against those people who feel Critical Race Theory should be taught in Georgia’s schools.

Critical Race Theory examines the ways in which race and racism influence American politics, culture and the law.

Channel 2 Action News has obtained a copy of a letter Kemp sent to members of the Georgia State Board of Education on Thursday saying this type of curriculum has no place Georgia’s schools.

“I have heard from parents, students, administrators and educators across our state who are extremely concerned about teaching of Critical Race Theory in Georgia. Like me, they are alarmed this divisive and anti-American curriculum is gaining favor in Washington, D.C. and in some states across the country,” Kemp wrote.

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The letter goes on to blast the Biden administration’s attempt to use taxpayer money to “push a blatantly partisan agenda in Georgia classrooms.”

“Parents, educators and local communities here in the Peach State know how best to educate their students – not the federal government,” Kemp wrote.

The letter goes on to urge educators to not include Critical Race Theory as part of their classes.

“I urge you to take immediate steps to ensure that Critical Race Theory and its dangerous ideology do not take root in our state standards or curriculum,” the governor wrote.