April 19, 2021 – Germantown, Wi – Congratulations to the Germantown School Board! Last week they voted unanimously AGAINST teaching Critical Race Theory in Germantown schools.
Our impressionable youths do NOT need to be taught to distrust or hate anyone, to feel guilty about who they are, or to feel that they cannot be proud of their country.
Schools have the responsibility to teach ALL the facts about U.S. history – great as well as ugly – without bias. No country, government or its citizenry is perfect. As with everything, we learn from our mistakes and move forward, working to do better.
But that doesn’t happen by breeding hate, distrust, guilt, anger or divisiveness. If we teach the unbiased, unvarnished truth about our ENTIRE history, students will be able to make informed decisions about themselves and their relationships with others, regardless of race, creed, gender or any other divisive categories presented by CRT.
To the Germantown School Board I say, “Don’t let anyone sway you from this resolve.” I suggest that folks take the initiative to commend them on their decision, and to contact the members of other school boards to request that they follow suit. The contact information for board members can be found on the district websites.
Jean L. Merry
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