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Billions of dollars in taxpayer funds intended to keep schools open during the COVID-19 pandemic will instead be used to push Critical Race Theory on children.

$122 billion from President Joe Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” is slated for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.  Under the law, those funds are supposed “to help safely reopen and sustain the same operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students.”

Fox News reports schools in some states plan to instead spend those funds on “implicit bias” and “anti-racism” training, which teaches children that all white people are racist and global socialism is the only hope for racial reconciliation.


Fox News reports:

Applications were due on June 7, 2021, and at least $46.5 billion from the ARP ESSER fund has been allocated to 13 states, including California, New York and Illinois, that are planning to use the funds to implement CRT in their schools.

The California Department of Education was awarded $15.1 billion in ARP ESSER funding to implement its schools reopening plan, which included $1.5 billion for training resources for school staff regarding “high-need topics,” like “implicit bias training.”

The California DoE used funds to “increase educator training and resources” in subjects such as “anti-bias strategies,” “environmental literacy,” “ethnic studies,” and “LGBTQ+ cultural competency,” according to the plan.

[Secretary of Education] Cardona said in November 2021 that he was “excited” to approve California’s plan, and that it laid the “groundwork for the ways in which an unprecedented infusion of federal resources will be used to address the urgent needs of America’s children and build back better.”

The U.S. Department of Education claims the political re-education classes are necessary to “meet student and educators’ social, emotional, and mental health needs” and are part of a larger government-driven “culture shift” to ensure schools “reopen equitably for all students.”

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Phil Latio
Phil Latio
3 months ago

Dodos

Patty
Patty
3 months ago

This is ludicrous! Those funds were supposedly meant to help the schools open, NOT promote CRT or their sick LGBTQ agenda! Our kids do NOT need to be taught that crap! Biden is all for abortion, CRT, LGBTQ, and other sick leftist agenda ideas! He is anti American, anti God, anti free speech, etc. that is because he has NO decency, NO regard for human life, no care or concern about anything that makes our country unique. He is following obama’s Agenda to the letter! Obama wants our country destroyed from the inside! We cannot let this happen! We need to stand up and fight back to save OUR country! Get them OUT!!!!!!!!!

F J B
F J B
3 months ago

TIME FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA TO FILE LAW SUIT’S AGAINST THIS ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT FOR STEALING OUR TAX MONEY FOR BULLSHIT!