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Table of Contents
- The Fight for the Next Generation
Part I: Critical Theory and the Threat to the Next Generation
- Chapter 1
- A Brief History of Critical Race Theory—from the Frankfurt School to K–12 Classrooms
- Chapter 2
- Critical Race Theory: Its Harmful Effect on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Part II: Critical Legal Theory’s Impact on the Schoolhouse
- Chapter 3
- Critical Race Theory in Practice: A Violation of Federal Law
- Chapter 4
- Critical Race Theory Goes to Court
- Chapter 5
- Critical Race Theory and School Discipline
Part III: Curriculum and Instruction
- Chapter 6
- How Critical Race Theory Undermines Individual Agency
- Chapter 7
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What If Americans Have It All Wrong?
- Chapter 8
- “Critical Math” Doesn’t Add Up: Race Consciousness and Radical Egalitarianism in the Curriculum
- Chapter 9
- The Problem with Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project—and What to Do About Them
- Chapter 10
- Critical Race Theory Is Incompatible with Christian Education
Part IV: Higher Education’s Role in Critical Race Theory
- Chapter 11
- The Credential Cartel—How Colleges of Education Spread Critical Race Theory
- Chapter 12
- Political and Elite Support for CRT Started in the University
- Chapter 13
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Sciences
Part V: Fighting Back
- Chapter 14
- Parents on the Front Lines
- Chapter 15
- How School Boards Should Reject Critical Race Theory
- Chapter 16
- American Parents Want American Civics Education
- Chapter 17
- School Choice: Parents’ Most Powerful Tool for Defeating Critical Race Theory
- Chapter 18
- Conclusion and Policy Proposals
- Model Legislation
- Protecting K–12 Students from Discrimination
- Appendix of Terms
Lindsey M. Burke, PhD, is the Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Education, and Director of the Center for Education Policy, of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation.
Jonathan Butcher is the Will Skillman Fellow in Education in the Center for Education Policy, of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation. He is the author of Splintered: Critical Race Theory and the Progressive War on Truth (Bombardier Books, April 2022).
John Sibley Butler, PhD, is J. Marion West Chair in Constructive Capitalism, and Faculty Director of Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, at the University of Texas at Austin.
Joshua Dunn, PhD, is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science, as well as Director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual, at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Max Eden, is a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Williamson M. Evers, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute. From 1996 to 1998, he was a member of the California State Academic Standards Commission’s Mathematics and Science Subject Matter Committees, and in 2010, he was again on the California Academic Standards Commission. From 2007 to 2009, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.
Craig L. Frisby, is Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri.
Mike Gonzalez, is the Angeles T. Arredondo E Pluribus Unum Fellow, and Senior Fellow in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, at The Heritage Foundation.
Jay P. Greene, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Education Policy, of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation.
Adam Kissel, is Senior Fellow at the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy.
Robert Maranto, PhD, holds the 21st Century Chair in Leadership at the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. He thanks Wilfred Reilly for his substantial help on earlier drafts, Mattie Harris for her assistance preparing this manuscript, and Craig L. Frisby for his insights.
Sarah Parshall Perry, is Legal Fellow in the Edwin J. Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, of the Institute for Constitutional Government, at The Heritage Foundation.
Robert Pondiscio, is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice (Avery, 2019).
Ian V. Rowe, is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Erika Sanzi, is Director of Outreach at Parents Defending Education.
Inez Feltscher Stepman, is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum.
J. Scott Turner, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Director of the Diversity in the Sciences project at the National Association of Scholars.
Ze’ev Wurman, is Chief Software Architect at MonolithIC 3D Inc., and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. From 1996 to 1997, he was a member of the California Department of Education’s Mathematics Framework, and in 2010, he was on the California Academic Standards Commission. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Senior Policy Adviser in the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education.