Harford County Public Schools has not incorporated the controversial “critical race theory” into its curriculum or professional development for staff, officials said earlier this week in response to criticism from parents and other community members.
It is, however, using another program with the acronym CRT — “culturally responsive teaching” — in its efforts to address issues of racial inequity in the school system.
That is something that our teachers are trained to do and that they have been told to do,” Board of Education Vice President Rachel Gauthier said, stressing that culturally responsive teaching encourages students to be proud of their culture and share it with their peers.
“It is bringing your culture to the forefront so that you can be proud of who you are, regardless of your race or culture, just that you’re proud of who you are,” she added.
Submitted: Jul 11, 2021