Civics education was partly in the spotlight in 2021 because of critical race theory. The theory’s underpinning is that systemic racism continues to exist in the U.S. and impacts opportunities for and treatment of people of color. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen has labeled the theory discriminatory and said teaching it violates state and federal law. Doctor Khalilah Harris who manages the Center for American Progress’s K-12 education policy says the discussion is diverting important conversations on civics.
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