Slotta Takes Wake County School Board to Task Over Partnership with Radical CRT Organization “We Are”

Slotta Takes Wake County School Board to Task Over Partnership with Radical CRT Organization “We Are”

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April 21, 2022

We Are” targets teachers for termination if they don’t submit to woke ideology

Slotta: “I can think of no better strategy to drive yet more students from the public school system than locking arms with a radical CRT organization that seeks termination for those who dissent.”

Holly Springs, N.C. – Chad Slotta, a candidate for Congress and the father of three children in the Wake County Public School System, today took the Wake County School Board to task for a proposed partnership with “We Are.”

We Are is a Durham-based organization that claims, “Critical Race Theory (CRT) is the lens through which parents, teachers and our elected officials should be structuring our curriculum.” The organization also boasts, “We Are supports CRT as a pedagogical lens for schools.”

In February, We Are launched a public pressure campaign called #somepeopleneedtobefired. Their target? Public school teachers who don’t bend the knee to so-called antiracist ideology.

Yesterday, the Wake County School Board approved a grant application for Millbrook High School to partner with We Are on purported “educator training.”

In a letter to the Wake County School Board today, Slotta wrote, “A partnership between Wake County Public Schools and the radical organization We Are confirms that Critical Race Theory is part of the WCPSS curriculum. I can think of no better strategy to drive yet more students from the public school system than locking arms with a radical CRT organization that seeks termination for those who dissent.”

See the full letter here. Text of the letter is copied below. Members of the Wake County School Board,

I write as a parent of three children in Wake County Public Schools to object to Wake County’s partnership with the radical organization We Are.

We Are claims, “Critical Race Theory (CRT) is the lens through which parents, teachers and our elected officials should be structuring our curriculum.” They go on to boast, “We Are supports CRT as a pedagogical lens for schools.”

Just two months ago, We Are launched a public pressure campaign called #somepeopleneetobefired. Their target? Public school teachers who don’t bend the knee to so-called antiracist ideology.

Antiracist ideology, like CRT, goes far beyond basic principles of nondiscrimination and the acknowledgement that all people bear God’s image and are, therefore, equal. It embraces, in the words of Ibram X. Kendi, the idea that “the only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.” The ideology teaches its adherents in this case, school children to view the world and everyone in it always through the lens of race. It is a divisive, poisonous ideology that moves us farther from, not closer to, a harmonious society.

I affirm the words of Scripture found in Psalm 139, verses 13 and 14, “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” I also affirm the words of the fifty-six signers of our Declaration of Independence who wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

Reasonable, thinking people can debate the merits of this neo-theology, CRT. But public-school teachers who object to it should not be targeted for termination. School children should not be instructed that an antiracist ideology which traces its roots in the Critical Theory of the neo-Marxist Frankfurt School is the one and true way to view the world.

I object to things like the insertion of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” lessons that incorporate or apply the key tenets of CRT, or the teaching of revisionist history along the lines of the 1619 Project. The U.S. Constitution protects Americans’ rights to speak without government interference or compulsion to adopt, affirm, adhere to, or profess specific beliefs.

A partnership between Wake County Public Schools and the radical organization We Are confirms that Critical Race Theory is part of the WCPSS curriculum. I can think of no better strategy to drive yet more students from the public school system than locking arms with a radical CRT organization that seeks termination for those who dissent.

Wake County Public School’s partnership with We Are amounts to an endorsement of their radical worldview and tactics, including indoctrinating students and teachers with CRT and targeting for termination those who dissent. This partnership rejects Dr. King’s dream that his “…four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Submitted Respectfully,

Chad Slotta