The legislation was an assault on NH’s public education
To the Editor: Recently a great fury has erupted in the town of Litchfield, centered on the belief that critical breed theory is taught in Litchfield schools. As a teacher with 15 years of experience in the district, I can assure the concerned citizens of Litchfield that this is do not it does, and it never has been.
Despite the public outcry over the CRT, the real problem here is the politicization of our public schools. Recent legislation on the “Right to Non-Discrimination in Public Workplaces and Education” recently passed by our state legislature places an undue burden on teachers, especially in the humanities, requiring that teaching of history and literature is taught in a vacuum, because if historical events do not have profound consequences; as if contemporary forms of injustice and inequality in America and abroad, whose origins are firmly rooted in the rich soil of American history, as well as throughout Western civilization, are somehow too ” controversial ”to be discussed in a high school class.
Conversely, a dynamic classroom learning environment depends on the ability of students to critically examine difficult material.
This so-called “division concepts” legislation prohibits teachers from discussing contemporary and real issues related to real historical events. In addition, it teaches students that history is a phenomenon frozen in the amber of time, fossilized and only intended for display in museums, rather than a narrative of a human experience, interconnected and very much alive today. hui.