Schools’ critical race theory plans could violate the Constitution, state laws, says watchdog group
From The Washington Times:
Newly released documents show a series of critical race theory initiatives in K-12 public schools that critics say could run afoul of the 14th Amendment and various state laws.
In Massachusetts, the Wellesley Public Schools system was already reeling under controversy for a series of events tied to “diversity, equity and inclusion” when a conservative watchdog group announced it had obtained records showing that schools use “affinity spaces that divide students and staff based on race.”
Such exclusive separations could run afoul of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause and state laws on equal rights and school attendance, according to Judicial Watch. The watchdog said it obtained the documents through a public records request.
“Much of what passes for critical race theory is in violation of existing federal and state laws,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “This is outright segregation being promoted in Wellesley Public Schools.”
The school system’s diversity, equity and inclusion department, which reportedly supervised affinity spaces five times from September through May, did not respond to requests for comment about its policy or the Judicial Watch report.
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