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Manufactured crisis over Critical Race Theory distracts from real problems in Pa. schools

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Heading into a new school year is both exciting and stressful — from school supplies, bus routes, teacher assignments, to dreaded school board meetings. While parents, students, and educators navigate returning to the classroom during a pandemic, a confusing conversation about curriculum has spiraled out of control and it requires clarification.

Many of our schools are underfunded, toxic, dilapidated, lack resources and are unsafe. Instead of addressing those very real issues that affect, and can even threaten, the lives of students and teachers every day, a Republican bill in the legislature has been introduced to create further divide and instill fear in parents and educators across the commonwealth by spreading misinformation about a particular subject: Critical Race Theory, or CRT.

More:Critical race theory isn't taught in NWPA schools, but controversy still looms

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