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October 18, 2021

Resources for Fighting CRT

Parent toolkit, model legislation, election research, and a language guide.

by Christopher F. Rufo

The fight against critical race theory is reaching a crescendo. My colleagues at the Manhattan Institute have created some incredible resources for parents and policymakers.

  • Jim Copland has created the gold standard for state legislation, designing a bill that promotes transparency, gives parents an opt-out, and protects students against race essentialism and compelled speech.
  • Charles Lehman has released this toolkit for parents, defining the key terms of critical race theory, explaining how parents can get organized, and providing specific action items for success.
  • Michael Hartney has published this research paper showing that moving off-cycle school board elections on-cycle would empower parents and put an important check on the teachers unions, which are promoting critical race theory nationwide.
  • I’ve written a CRT Briefing Book for parents and policymakers that defines the ideology, catalogs all of my investigative reporting, and provides language you can use to be successful in the fight against critical race theory in your local area.

I also wanted to let you know that I’ll be in New York City this Friday to host a Manhattan Institute event on critical race theory in schools and corporations, featuring Jim Copland, Paul Rossi, Asra Nomani, Ross Douthat, and Vivek Ramaswamy. Seats are limited, so if you’re interested in attending, please follow this link and email the Manhattan Institute team.

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