Wisconsin’s Germantown School Board reverses ban on ‘critical race theory’


At an April 26, 2021, meeting, the Germantown School Board voted to reverse a ban on critical race theory, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The newspaper reported:

The board had previously banned the teaching of critical race theory. Board member Michael Loth cast the only dissenting vote in overturning the April 12 decision. He said he didn’t like how critical race theory involves Marxism and how Marxism has failed in countries such as Venezuela.

“I work with three men that escaped Venezuela in the last 10 years, and their stories are not pretty. So when I say I don’t want Marxism taught through CRT (critical race theory) in the school, that’s what I mean. I’m protecting your students,” said Loth.

The newspaper also reported that some parents are asking the school district to hire consultants. It said:

Magdalia Proft-Maikowski, one of the parents in that group, said the group plans to continue pursuing Soderberg’s resignation and is working with parents in other districts that have experienced similar issues to learn how they brought about change.

She also said the group is continuing to request the board partner with the companies Listening Library and Nurturing Diversity Partners to look at training, personal development, education and curriculum development to make sure marginalized groups are being valued and have representation within the district.