Ban Critical Race Theory at Quaker Valley School District
This petition is open to everyone living in the Quaker Valley School District.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a baseless, racist, discriminatory and divisive concept. It assigns characteristics to people, similar to Marxist theology, whereby all white people are oppressors and privileged and people of color are oppressed victims and bear no responsibility for their actions. It has pervasively infiltrated our nation’s schools, being incorporated into history – via the New York Times 1619 Project, literature, social studies, and even math and science classes.
Experience at these schools have shown that CRT has not created racial sensitivity and harmony, as it purports to, but instead has done the exact opposite. CRT lessons have proven to be dehumanizing and prevent legitimate relationships among students of varying demographics. It teaches students to judge others not by their character, but by their skin color – a complete reversal of the message Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, and which has been a moral foundation in education for over 50 years.
The mounting evidence of CRT harm shows there is no basis for implementing it, and no valid purpose or goals to be achieved by it. Furthermore, although there has been a widespread adoption of CRT throughout the U.S., no one has demonstrated the validity and/or effectiveness of CRT training and teaching, nor proven the outcome of CRT training and teaching has been nothing but detrimental to students, families, educators and the community.
I, the undersigned, wholly disavow the concepts of Critical Race Theory and REJECT the following in our QV schools: implementing CRT training to teachers, incorporating CRT into core curricula or any CR related courses into the classroom, implementing CRT instruction and funding programs and positions used to create and promote CRT.
I call on my school board to implement polices which will allow all our students to be educated, free from the racial and divisive tenets of Critical Race Theory.