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Utah Board of Education’s Rule Pushes the Critical Race Theory Debate to Local School Districts

It’s a manufactured crisis, creating intense emotions and heated debate entirely out of thin air. But the furor and fear of teaching critical race theory to Utah school kids doesn’t show any signs of dissipating. In fact, it’s likely headed to your local school district.

On Thursday, the Utah School Board met yet again to debate the latest rendition of its rule governing how schools teach issues of race, equity and diversity, making various tweaks along the way.

The proposed rule — already in its fifth version — doesn’t explicitly address critical race theory. It doesn’t even mention it, and that’s wise, because for all the fist-shaking and teeth-gnashing from conservatives over it, nobody seems to be able to agree on what it is.

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