This week’s recommendation comes from:

Lorenzo Devine

Cheryl Sandora 

English Language Arts Fellow 

Cheryl says, “As I’ve been working with teachers this year, I’ve received a number of questions about critical race theory. Since it’s a topic on the minds of so many educators, I thought it would be helpful to read more about the theory and understand why it has come under attack.”

Explainer: What “critical race theory” means and why it’s igniting debate

Gabriella Borter

“We know that today racism is sustained more through law, policy and practices than through individual bias and discrimination.”– Boston University law professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose, who teaches CRT

This article explains the origins of critical race theory (CRT), why CRT has been much talked about lately, and how the discussion around CRT is affecting schools.