by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Locke’s Dr. Terry Stoops has advice for parents and taxpayers who are concerned about the teaching of critical race theory in public schools, writing “there is no better way to obliterate critical race theory than for citizens to implore school boards to discharge roles and responsibilities already prescribed in state law.” He talked with Locke’s Mitch Kokai about the rules and the pathway for parents.
North Carolina actually has a code of ethics for educators. The code prohibits requires that they “not proselytize for personal viewpoints that are outside the scope of professional practice.” But how do we make sure that’s the case? What role does the local school board play in this arena? Terry explains.
If you want to play a role in this area, it could be time to contact your local school board and start paying attention to their meetings and public hearings.