A teacher who has sued a Missouri school district over the use of critical race theory training materials says she fears school districts are trying to drive a wedge between parents and their children and make educators afraid to dole out discipline.
Brooke Henderson is trying to force the Springfield, Mo., school district to drop training materials she was subjected to last year that instructed teachers that they might be engaged in oppressive or white supremacist behavior simply by insisting on using English in the classroom, uttering that "all lives matter" or calling police on a black suspect. Just the News obtained the training materials for a story it wrote this week.
Henderson told the John Solomon Reports podcast in an interview Monday that she became concerned that the training materials were designed to influence teachers to portray adults as oppressors, undercutting parents' authority with their children.
The materials suggested key American institutions like churches were part of a cycle of repression, but "I think it's even worse, that we're teaching our kids to not trust their parents," Henderson said.