October 24, 2021:
WASHINGTON (TND) — A leaked document appears to show the Virginia Department of Education encouraged public schools to “embrace” critical race theory (CRT) while Democrat Terry McAuliffe was governor.
The leaked document is a 2015 training program issued by the Virginia Department of Education. As part of the program’s “Culturally-Responsive Teaching and Learning Principles,” public schools were encouraged to “embrace critical race theory,” and “engage in race-conscious teaching and learning,” according to the leaked presentation
McAuliffe, who is running for Virginia governor again this year, recently claimed critical race theory has “never been taught in Virginia,” and criticized those concerned about critical race theory for promoting a divisive “dog-whistle.”
October 10, 2021:
Former Virginia governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe claimed that controversies over critical race theory in public schools are a “made up” plan by Republicans to “divide” voters, in comments on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday.