Loudoun School Officials Defend Equity Work Amid ‘Critical Race Theory’ Complaints – NBC4 Washington – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The Loudoun County School Board met Tuesday to discuss ongoing equity efforts amid high tension between groups of parents on addressing issues of race in classrooms.

The school board considered a report released in 2019 that highlighted ways Loudoun County Public Schools could do more to encourage diversity, equity and inclusion.

“Issues such as poverty, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation are perceived as not only difficult to traverse or poorly traversed, but better left untouched or ignored,” the report said.

School leaders are grappling with the report’s findings as the county makes national news over a back-and-forth drama over whether this effort includes the teaching of critical race theory, which the school denies.

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