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Spotlight: Forcing CRT?

By M.D. Kittle

Will another Wisconsin school district cave to the pressures of a liberal activist group pushing racist critical race theory curriculum under the pretence of diversity?

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) on Thursday issued a letter to the Cedarburg School District making clear that the district is not legally required to adopt critical race theory concepts in their curriculum, nor can the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI) legally mandate the school district to adopt CRT ideas.

“Cedarburg should not be intimidated into adopting controversial and politicized curriculum as a result of vague and unsubstantiated charges made by a local activist group. And any attempt by the state to force curriculum changes would be inappropriate, unwarranted, and likely illegal,” said Dan Lennington, deputy legal counsel for the Milwaukee-based public interest law firm.

But local left-wing activist group Bridge the Divide, which doesn’t like what it sees as a lack of diversity in Cedarburg, has been pushing hard. In July, the group sent a complaint charging the district was not supporting and promoting “nondiscriminatory practices in all district and school activities.”

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