Birmingham, Ala. – Today (June 15th, 2021), the Alabama Policy Institute and Eagle Forum of Alabama offered a resolution to the Alabama State School Board of Education opposing the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Alabama public schools.
The resolution, if adopted, would prohibit public school teachers and administrators from teaching or using curriculum that promotes ideas of Critical Race Theory, keep teachers from being compelled to discuss current events in the classroom, and ban action civics courses from public schools.
In a letter accompanying the resolution, API’s Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel Phil Williams writes, “No state has come further than Alabama. To allow activist dogma to now enter into the classrooms of our children and tell them they have no real hope because they are oppressed as a birthright – or that they are an oppressor by virtue of their skin color – is antithetical to the harmony and social equity that the laws of this state have been amended to protect.”
Founded in 1989, API is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to strengthening free enterprise, defending limited government, and championing strong families.