A conservative Nevada group called the Nevada Family Alliance has proposed putting body cameras on teachers to stop them from teaching Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory is a way of understanding how American racism has shaped public policy. At its core is the idea that racism is a social construct, and that it is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.
The Washoe County (Nevada) School District has said that Critical Race Theory isn’t part of its curriculum. But they have proposed to incorporate equity, diversity, and racism into its K-5 curriculum.
“You guys have a serious problem with activist teachers pushing politics in the classroom, and there’s no place for it, especially for our fifth graders,” Nevada Family Alliance director Karen England told trustees.
England claims to have received reports of teachers “contradicting the lessons taught by parents at home,” particularly on race, and that bodycams would create “a record that could be viewed by appropriate parties.”
Bodycams on teachers to monitor what they are teaching their students? We are entering a post-Orwellian world.