by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Social studies standards for North Carolina are under fire, as reported by Carolina Journal last week.
A N.C. State Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, became a flashpoint in the national debate over racism and American identity. Some Republicans complained proposed social studies standards were full of negativity, identity politics, and social agendas. Democrats argued that systemic racism exists, saying children should learn multiple perspectives on their country’s history.
Our new Lt. Gov., Mark Robinson, isn’t shy about expressing his view that the standards promote left-wing ideology. Here’s part of his official statement:
His full statement can be found here: Lt. Gov’s press release on social studies standards
So what really is going on here? Locke’s Dr. Terry Stoops talked with Mitch Kokai about what people should know.