To say I was shocked by the clear-eyedness of her response would be an understatement. Jen Psaki did not even flinch on the Critical Race Theory question.
Jen Psaki knocks a pseudo Critical Race Theory question out of the park.
The reporter pointed out that the NEA is doubling down justifiably to teach Americans the truth about race in our history.
For more than 20 years, Misty Crompton has taught middle school social studies in Derry, N.H., and she prides herself on using a variety of well researched, scholarly documents, primary sources, and other tools to help students learn the history and experiences—whether Black or White, Latino or Asian, Native or newcomer—of those living within the United States.
“It’s called good teaching, to tell truths and have students look at a variety of perspectives and experiences—and a rich landscape of experiences. Otherwise, it’s just propaganda,” Crompton says.
Crompton even has been awarded the 2020 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical, from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, for her good teaching and commitment to ensure that students in New Hampshire have access to opportunity by recognizing how identity, race, and culture of students and teachers play out in the classroom.
And it’s the type of teaching that "imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others, and courage to do what’s right," says Becky Pringle, president of the NEA.
Psaki did not run away. Listen to exactly how she framed the Biden Administration’s position. It was right on point.
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