Let’s Get Critical—Critical Race Theory Bans in K-12 Schools

Education Law Association · November 9, 2023

The Education Law Association’s Education Committee is proud to present a panel discussion on the current wave of Critical Race Theory (CRT) bans in K-12 schools, both proposed and enacted. The panelists will discuss the status of legislation in different states by providing a descriptive overview of these bills that limit how educators can address topics related to race within the classroom, a review of motivating factors behind this movement, and a consideration of both potential and actual impacts in schools. Participants will be able to describe the current status of proposed and enacted legislation regarding CRT bans, identify the social and political motivating forces behind CRT bans, and understand the potential and actual impacts of CRT bans in schools.

Ronald Cunningham, M.S.Ed, Doctoral Candidate and Associate Instructor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, law student at IU Robert McKinney School of Law, K-12 Administrator

Philip T.K. Daniel, J.D., Ed.D., Faculty Scholar in Residence, Faculty Emeritus, The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology

John Rumel, J.D., Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law

Jeffrey C. Sun, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Higher Education and Law, Distinguished University Scholar, Associate Dean of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, and Director of the SKILLS Collaborative at the University of Louisville and Counsel, Manley Burke

Moderator: Elizabeth Zagata, M.A., Doctoral Candidate and Researcher, University of Connecticut

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