Nevada schools reckon with race, triggering polarization
June 11, 2021
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has become the latest flashpoint in a national debate over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history, with parents clashing over curriculum proposals.
People wore MAGA hats and waved signs outside a packed school board meeting this week in Reno, while trustees considered expanding K-5 curriculum to include more teaching about equity, diversity and racism.
Opponents say the proposal would lead to the teaching of "critical race theory," which seeks to reframe the narrative of American history. Critics say such lesson plans teach students to hat...