Five families are suing Albemarle County Public Schools for allegedly using critical race theory in its curriculum. The families are represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom.
The lawsuit focuses on an “anti-racism CRT policy” implemented in 2019.
“It’s not lawful and it’s not constitutional, to teach kids that they should be divided, categorized, and labeled based on their race. So we’re asking the court to enter an order that blocks the school district from implementing this policy from implementing this curriculum.”
“Schools exist to educate, not indoctrinate children,” ADF senior counsel Kate Anderson said in a news release. “Every parent has the right to protect their children against a school district that uses their authority to indoctrinate students in harmful ideologies. Our clients believe that every person is made in the image of God, deserves respect, and therefore, should not be punished or rewarded for something over which they have no control. Public schools have no right to demean students because of their race, ethnicity, or religion.” Read more…