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Suburban Columbus school officials talk critical race theory in conservative group’s video
Monroe Trombly and Cole Behrens | January 23, 2023
Three suburban Columbus school districts this past week found themselves the unwitting targets of a sting operation conducted by a conservative media group.
A video released last week on Accuracy in Media’s website features officials from Upper Arlington, Groveport Madison and Bexley school districts talking about critical race theory; social and emotional learning; and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Statements from Upper Arlington and Groveport Madison say the officials weren’t aware they were being filmed when they brought up the topics.
The video, which Accuracy in Media claims reveals “public school administrators who are determined to advance the principles of critical race theory even if it becomes illegal,” has made the rounds on social media, racking up thousands of views.
“These radicals are being paid by your tax dollars to deceive you,” Adam Guillette, president of Accuracy in Media, says in the video post Tuesday. “These public school administrators are devoted to promoting social justice in classrooms. They are devoted to teaching your children that America is systemically racist, that capitalism is inherently racist.”