A woman holds up a sign during a rally against "critical race theory" (CRT) being taught in schools at the Loudoun County Government center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021. - "Are you ready to take back our schools?" Republican activist Patti Menders shouted at a rally opposing anti-racism teaching that critics like her say trains white children to see themselves as "oppressors." "Yes!", answered in unison the hundreds of demonstrators gathered this weekend near Washington to fight against "critical race theory," the latest battleground of America's ongoing culture wars. The term "critical race theory" defines a strand of thought that appeared in American law schools in the late 1970s and which looks at racism as a system, enabled by laws and institutions, rather than at the level of individual prejudices. But critics use it as a catch-all phrase that attacks teachers' efforts to confront dark episodes in American history, including slavery and segregation, as well as to tackle racist stereotypes. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Teachers on edge over CRT implementation

Teachers across the U.S. have been on edge with the nation debate regarding the implementation of critical race theory in schools. American educators have expressed concern over the long-term effects of teaching critical race theory and stated classroom discussions were already uneasy.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during the Road to Majority convention at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Stephen M. Dowell

Sen. Cruz slams critical race theory

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) denounced critical race theory as a bigoted ideology no better than the Ku Klux Klan. At the Faith and Freedom Conference on Friday, the Republican senator argued the left makes people feel isolated in their beliefs.


N.J. private school teacher resigns over CRT

A New Jersey teacher has stepped down from her position at a well known prep school following their continuation to teach critical race theory. In her resignation letter released on Tuesday, Dana Stangel-Plowe accused Dwight-Englewood School in Bergen County of forcing students and faculty to adopt the status of privilege or victim-hood.