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Critical Race Theory: Legislation Tracker

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a philosophy based on the idea that everything in life is connected to racism and power. CRT has quickly spread to K-12 schools around the U.S., prompting responses from state legislatures. Click on the map below to see what’s happening in your state, including news and analysis for states without legislative proposals.

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State governors and state legislatures, along with local school board members, should determine whether public schools contravene constitutional provisions, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and other civil rights statutes in training programs, curriculum, or other school activities. Read "State Education Officials Must Restore a Sense of National Character in Public Schools," by Mike Gonzalez and Jonathan Butcher. For more Heritage Foundation research on Critical Race Theory, click here.


Note: This graphic was originally published May 26, 2021.

Design and Development: Graphic produced by John W. Fleming and Jay Simon. Information compiled by Jonathan Butcher.