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The Recipe for Better Education: Less Politics, More Transparency and Choice

June 24, 2021

On the latest episode of the Epoch Times’ “California Insider” program, I talk about how a growing number of schools in California (and nationwide) are adopting politically charged curriculum over academically based instruction.

Rather than focusing on the best education for each individual child, kids are learning that race is the most important part of their identity, determining whether they can succeed or fail.

For example, a recently proposed “antiracist” math curriculum told California teachers to “adapt homework policies to fit the needs of students of color” and “challenge the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, racist views.”

And this isn’t just happening in California: In the Goldwater Institute’s home state of Arizona, a state equity toolkit for educators denounced “racial neutrality in schools” as a “tool of whiteness.” As I tell “California Insider,” we’re failing our kids when we tell them they must be pushed into groups — and that their success or failure depends on those groups — instead of being free to pursue any path they wish.

Read the rest of the op-ed at the Daily Independent

Christina Sandefur is the Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute.



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