Behind the News – School politics: right-wing money meets rage, some of it justified, some just racist nonsense

True North’s Lisa Graves joined host Doug Henwood and historian Natalia Mehlman Petrzela to discuss the role of right-wing special interests in manufacturing rage around Critical Race Theory to undermine public schools and deliver electoral gains.

“We saw a parade of right-wing activists go to the state, including Charlie Kirk from Turning Point USA and others. (Virginia) is clearly a place where the right-wing wanted to unfurl its playbook toward 2022 and try to claim that they represent the voices of parents, even though most parents want their kids to be taught honest history and want their kids to be safe from infectious diseases.”

Listen to the full interview here.

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