U of MN seeking elementary education professor with ‘commitment’ to CRT

The University of Minnesota is seeking an assistant professor of elementary literacy education who has “knowledge of and commitment to” Critical Race Theory.

The assistant professor will work in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development and will be responsible for teaching and advising graduate students — including teacher candidates and practicing teachers — in elementary literacy education.

According to the job description, “The successful candidate will bring a focus on and commitments to environmental and/or racial justice in their work.”

Minimum qualifications include:

Knowledge of and commitment to critical perspectives and traditions in education and literacy education, including (but not limited to) eco- and climate literacy, indigenous and decolonizing pedagogies and methodologies, racial literacy, critical race theory, and anti-racist and anti-oppressive approaches.

Additionally, candidates must have at least one year of experience teaching literacy to elementary school students.

This is where the left wants to take education. The professional formation of teachers includes embracing a harmful and divisive ideology that explicitly rejects rationality and objectivity. The theory has moved from an obscure academic concept to very troubling practices that focus on race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregation. All of which violate the most basic principles of equality and justice.

These bedrock features have been driven by CRT supporters and practitioners through their own words.

To continue claiming that CRT and its tenets are not in K-12 education is both false and irresponsible.

Source: University of Minnesota