Teachers have taken to social media to debunk a claim by Democratic and academic officials that critical race theory is not taught in K-12 schools. Tony Kinnett, an Indianapolis public school administrator said people who claim that critical race theory is not an integral part of the education establishment “are lying.”

Critical race theory and parental involvement in education became key issues last week in Virginia’s elections, in which Republicans bested Democrats in several races. Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who lost his reelection bid to Republican Glenn Youngkin, had declared that critical race theory was not being taught in the state.

Mr. McAuliffe’s statement became a talking point that was repeated by education officials and liberal media figures.

“A lot of people are trying to pull the wool over your eyes,” Mr. Kinnett told The Washington Times. “It’s very misleading because in professional development for teachers, critical race theory is everywhere. Critical race theory and ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ are two sides of the same coin.”

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