Judicial Watch announced that it received a trove of almost 3,600 pages of documents from Loudoun County Public Schools pertaining to the advancement of controversial Critical Race Theory and other equity initiatives in classrooms.
Judicial Watch announced that it received 3,597 pages of records from Loudoun County, VA, that reveal a coordinated effort to advance CRT initiatives in Loudoun County public schools despite widespread public opposition. READ: https://t.co/y1v4yhAqwi pic.twitter.com/NpJezt8QHu
— Judicial Watch ⚖️ (@JudicialWatch) October 22, 2021
The documents, obtained via a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request, detail the extent to which administrators and others within the Virginia education system are actively working to advance ideas and topics that a plurality of Virginians do not want taught in their schools.
In a press release, Judicial Watch revealed the extent to which administrators were committed to implementing an equity-focused curriculum, even after the issue was denounced by voters and highlighted by Glenn Youngkin, the current Republican candidate for governor.
“Loudon [sic] County is the center of the storm on CRT and these documents show school district officials were obsessed with pushing, often dishonestly, the CRT agenda,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
In March, Keaira Jennings, chair of the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee, wrote to other administrators of the imperative to “silence the opposition” so that the equity curriculum could move forward.
Jennings also attempted to make an overture to the Loudoun chapter of the NAACP to get its assistance in denouncing critics of the CRT-equity movement.
Another document showed that, upon the CRT-equity curriculum gaining publicity, Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler attempted to separate CRT from what he described as “Culturally Responsive Teaching.”
Like Critical Race Theory, the other “CRT” also promotes concepts of inherent bias and a belief in systemic racism to name a few, suggesting there is little daylight between the two.
Most importantly, it is apparent that both have influence on the curriculum in Loudoun County Schools, as well as the culture.
For conservatives, there are a few takeaways:
- First, school administrators are aware of and concerned over polling and parent pushback.
- Second, they are continuing to advance these equity/CRT programs.
Third and most importantly, this entire episode demonstrates the futility in trying to correct these problems through the election of school boards: this ideology is self-sustaining and ingrained.