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Let's Cut Some Spending: Using COVID relief money to push critical race theory



Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read that cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.

In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants, and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.

Today's offering: Using part of the billions in federal funds to push critical race theory.

The Center Square reports:

Several federal spending projects have fallen into political controversy.
For example, some COVID relief funds were used by states to push critical race theory and hire 'equity warriors' at schools. Republicans on the House Oversight and Education committees launched an investigation into the matter last fall.

"For example, California used ESSER funds for training in 'environmental literacy,' 'ethnic studies,' and 'LGBTQ+ cultural competency,'" the lawmakers said in a letter to the Department of Education. "New York used part of the $9 billion it received to provide staff development on 'culturally responsive sustaining instruction' and 'privilege' and to recognize 'equity warriors.' Illinois received $5.1 billion, which it partially used to emphasize 'equity and diversity' and make 'equity driven investments.' At least ten other state plans included proposals to use the ESSER funds to implement racially biased curriculum and programs based on Critical Race Theory."
"Based on recent reports, the Department of Education is allowing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and related COVID relief funds to pay for racially biased and other progressive leftist programs," the letter added.

Your tax dollars hard at work helping kids focus on the color of one's skin, not the content of one's character.


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