Some Arizona students are taught that their race is a problem – and it’s a problem


As chairman of the Home Education Committee, I have received countless petition from parents about what children are being taught at school. They are particularly interested in racially divided instruction that is finding more and more paths to the classroom.

Many point to examples of children being classified as oppressors, in opposition to each other and being oppressed. This is not because of what the student did or said, but because of uncontrollable and unchanging traits such as skin color. Race, ethnicity or gender.

In some cases, white students are told that “whiteness” is a problem they must overcome.

Such classifications, scapegoats, and emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender as insurmountable barriers result in artificial divisions where they did not exist.

However, these are teachings derived from so-called critical race theory.

These lessons are offered at some Arizona schools

On May 24, 2021, people expressed their support during a protest against the teachings of critical race theory by the Scottsdale Unified School District at Coronado High School in Scottsdale.

On May 24, 2021, people expressed their support during a protest against the teachings of critical race theory by the Scottsdale Unified School District at Coronado High School in Scottsdale.

Critics The law I proposed To keep the disgusting notions of critical race theory away from the Arizona classroom, it claims that it is not taught here.

As a teacher, I know that is the case.

In addition, it is actively encouraged by the liberal National Education Association. Supports the teaching of critical race theory In every classroom in every state.

Some Arizona teachers Signed the petition I promise to continue teaching critical race theory, even if it is banned. Therefore, these radical and destructive concepts are not found in all classrooms throughout the state, but are definitely occurring in some schools.

Like most Arizona parents, I think schools should focus on teaching children the core knowledge and skills they need to succeed and ensuring that students learn literacy and math. I believe.

Our children should not be protected from a messy history. Rather, they should learn from it. My law It prohibits discussions about American suffrage and past sins such as slavery, Jim Crow, sexism, women’s suffrage, or how these systems in the past shaped our present society. not.

This is not to suppress history

Critics may suggest that my bill is an attempt to curb learning these important facts about the past, but they are misunderstanding. My goal is simply this. Do not teach students that race, ethnicity, or gender determines a person’s personality, prejudice, treatment, or value.

Our country has not always adhered to the notion that “all human beings are made equal”, but it is still a basic ideal that schools, government agencies and societies should support.

It is very wrong to judge an individual by skin color, ethnic heritage, or gender. Teaching otherwise to children in Arizona is immoral and fuels corrosive social tensions within our states and nations.

The components of critical race theory that teach children that race brings about action should not be tolerated in any form, form or form in our school.

Racism cannot be fought by teaching children to be racists. No more prejudice can heal the prejudice. And whether it’s happening in one classroom or all classrooms, you need to stop it.

Michelle Udall is a Republican of the Arizona State Representative serving the Legislative District of Mesa 25. On Twitter: @michudall..

This article was originally published in The Arizona Republic: Some Arizona students are taught that their race is a problem