Facing South, the blog for the Institute for Southern Studies, features an article by Durham, NC writer Nareissa Smith.  In “Southern schools need more, not less, critical race theory,” Smith argues,

To create a bold new future for the South — and the entire nation — we must empower our hardworking teachers to discuss race. We do that by giving them more resources and tools, not by tying their hands.

We must resist any law or policy that would keep teachers from carrying out their core function — providing children with accurate, necessary information and the ability to think critically about it.

So there you have it.  Progressives argue that public schools do not teach children about critical race theory.  But they really want to.