Letter: Many schools adopting aspects of controversial Critical Race Theory

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

To the editor:

Has the “woke” movement hit your local schools yet? If not, it likely will soon. In the name of “equity,” many Minnesota public schools are adopting aspects of the controversial Critical Race Theory (CRT), dividing students by the color of their skin.

Meanwhile, the state is re-writing our social studies standards to emphasize today’s version of political correctness at the expense of key events and ideas that shaped our state's and nation’s history.

American Experiment’s Raise Our Standards tour is coming to Holiday Inn in Alexandria on Tuesday, June 15. Join us for a free lunch and discussion at noon; the presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. The session will cover revisions to Minnesota’s social studies standards, the “woke” movement that is transforming our education system, and alternatives to public schools. To sign up and for more information visit . Join us!

Catrin Wigfall


Policy Fellow, American Experiment

Golden Valley, MN

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