(FOX News, 7/14/21) Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley likened critical race theory to a “hustle” in a new opinion piece on Tuesday, arguing it not only sends the wrong message to students, but hampers academic progress at a time when math and reading statistics were already at alarming levels. Riley cited Education Department data to note that a majority of fourth- and eighth-graders can’t read or do math at grade level, wondering then about the aim of CRT proponents.
“Whenever someone asks me about critical race theory, that statistic comes to mind,” Riley wrote. “What’s the priority, teaching math and reading, or turning elementary schools into social-justice boot camps?”
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