Audio: Missouri surveying K-12 schools to find out if they are teaching critical race theory

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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 but instead says schools teach diversity, equity, and inclusion.