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Critical race theory protests in Pgh-area schools have ties to GOP organizing, right-wing media

BY: - September 1, 2021

Private schools such as Sewickley Academy and public school districts such as Fox Chapel, Gateway, and Mars Area are seeing pushes from parents and school board members to ban it.

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Yes, we should be teaching critical race theory in public schools | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 10, 2021

In short, there is no critical race theory crisis in our public schools. It’s entirely made up. Just like the Big Lies about election fraud in 2020.

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The fight over critical race theory is a solution in search of a problem | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 23, 2021

The GOP, traditionally seen as the “Grand Old Party” has devolved into the “Groveling Orange Party.”

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Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t | Opinion

BY: - July 6, 2021

Critical race theory provides techniques to analyze U.S. history and legal institutions by acknowledging that racial problems do not go away when we leave them unaddressed.

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race theory’

BY: - June 15, 2021

In one sign of a growing pushback, a teacher-led protest to “pledge to teach the truth” was scheduled for Saturday in 22 states. 

The return of vacation season? | Five for Your Weekend

BY: - June 5, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here, reporting back after a few weeks in Alaska! Even fully vaccinated, I wasn’t sure my trip to the 49th state would happen this year after, well, everything, but it looks like I’m not the only one “getting back out there.” According to an April survey from Tripadvisor, an […]

Headed for a state park this Memorial Day Weekend? Get ready for the crowds | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 29, 2021

Attendance is booming at Pa.'s state parks, officials say. But the usual pandemic rules stay in place.

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The fight over critical race theory lands in Harrisburg; House GOP bill would punish districts that teach it | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 27, 2021

Teaching our children that they are inferior or inherently bad based on immutable characteristics such as race and sex can be extremely damaging to their emotional and mental well-being,' GOP Reps. Russ Diamond and Barb Gleim say.