The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is surveying K-12 school districts around the state to find out if they are teaching an academic concept about race and racism. Critical Race Theory is a body of work that says racism and inequity are found in America’s institutions and legal systems. Mike Harris, with the department, told a group of state lawmakers about the survey during a hearing Monday on critical race theory.
Governor Parson says most Missouri schools are not teaching critical race theory. He says schools are teaching diversity, equity, and inclusion.