Critics see equity as a kind of Trojan horse, the belly of which is full of bad, even un-American, ideas. Advocates say equity is about giving kids what they need to ensure their success.
Gov. Pete Ricketts said Thursday that he told Chancellor Ronnie Green that he opposed the plan, but Green had “misrepresented” his position on it in conversations with other university stakeholders.
Unlike some districts in the state that take a more case-by-case approach, LPS' quarantine guidelines are fairly cut and dry.
The Board of Regents voted down the resolution opposing "any imposition of critical race theory" in NU curriculum from Regent Jim Pillen of Columbus on a 5-3 vote.
"I think because we are the greatest country in the world," Batool Ibrahim said, "we should be able to lay out all of our cards and see what happened in this country and talk about it."
Heading into the Aug. 13 NU Board of Regents meeting, two regents said they will vote in favor of the resolution while two regents said they will vote against it.
The lawmakers and elected officials are advocating for the board to adopt the recently introduced resolution that would curb the theory as part of any university curriculum, describing it as "racially divisive" and "anti-American."
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is vowing to use "every tool at our disposal" to find out if the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University is secretly a front for the Chinese Communist Party.
Gov. Kay Orr told UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green that the language of a statement opposing an anti-critical race theory resolution was "inflammatory and beneath the dignity of your office."
All four student governments in the University of Nebraska system passed legislation calling on the Board of Regents to reject a resolution from Regent Jim Pillen to oppose "any imposition of critical race theory" in NU curriculum.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider giving President Ted Carter a performance bonus and will hold a public hearing on a resolution from Regent Jim Pillen opposing the teaching of critical race theory on campus.
"The facts are not red or blue," Jake Bogus said. "And they shouldn't be used as a narrative from politicians or angry parents."
Emails provided to the Journal Star through a public records request started landing in regents' inboxes just days after Regent Jim Pillen said he opposed critical race theory being taught at NU.
South Dakota won't apply for any federal grants related to history or civics until after the 2022 legislative session, Gov. Kristi Noem said. She signed the order out of her increasing concern for the movement to "reject patriotic education"
Matt Innis, who has been holding public meetings opposing both CRT and comprehensive sex education, said he's in favor of teaching accurate history, but the advocates of CRT are pushing an agenda.
President Ted Carter and chancellors from each campus said university leaders would work to "vigorously protect and defend academic freedom" at NU.
More than 1,000 people have signed a petition opposing a resolution that condemns the teaching of critical race theory.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen will introduce a resolution for consideration by the Board of Regents next month.
Despite calls from conservative activists to ban the teaching of critical race theory at the University of Nebraska, Friday's Board of Regents meeting came and went without any mention of the issue.
"Make no mistake: critical race theory is an attack on our country's core values," Gov. Pete Ricketts says.
Institute officials say the webinars provided a safe and welcoming forum for educators to discuss racial issues and that the content was “anti-racist” but not critical race theory.
Iowa public colleges, school districts and government entities are prohibited from teaching that moral character is determined by one’s race or sex, or that the United States and Iowa are fundamentally or systematically racist.
South Dakota's public universities shouldn't be teaching certain concepts of race and racism, Gov. Kristi Noem said, in line with a nationwide GOP movement to keep critical race theory out of classrooms. What do you think?
On a Friday evening and as November looms, the White House has opened another front in the culture war. At the direction of the president, the Office of Management and Budget is ordering all federal agencies to “cease and desist” any government training programs that include any reference to “critical race theory” or “white privilege,” RealClearPolitics has exclusively learned.