니콜라이 비티(Nikolai Vitti) 교육감은 지난 11월. 9 학교 이사회, 맨해튼 연구소의 선임 연구원인 크리스토퍼 루포(Christopher Rufo)가 트위터를 통해 이 영상을 퍼뜨린 후 화요일에 퍼졌다..
“Our curriculum is deeply using critical race theory, especially in social studies, but you’ll find it in English, language arts, and the other disciplines,” Vitti said. “We’re very intentional about creating a curriculum, infusing materials and embedding critical race theory within our curriculum.”
“As was stated by speakers today, it’s because students need to understand the truth of history, understand the history of this country to better understand who they are and about the injustices that have occurred in this country,” Vitti added.
Vitti also criticized HB 5097, which Michigan House lawmakers approved this month to ban “implicit race or gender stereotyping” in the state’s K-12 schools. The bill has since been referred to the state Senate Committee on Education and Career Readiness.
Referring to Democratic Gov. 그레첸 휘트 머, Vitti said, “I think our best strategy politically is to lean on the governor to veto it, as she has done with other legislation that has passed in Michigan over the last couple of years.”
Republicans in the state House approved the bill in a 55-0 투표, 하지만 민주당 원 거절 to vote on the bill at all because not every lawmaker who wanted to speak against the measure was allowed to do so.
“A yes vote means taking a firm stance against the absurd claim that individuals bear collective guilt for historical wrongs committed by those who happen to share their race or their gender,” said Republican state Rep. Andrew Beeler, who was the main sponsor of the bill.
Vitti did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment in time for publication.