Even more local coverage of AIM’s CRT investigation in Ohio
March 13, 2023
Originally published at The Ohio Star
Full Video Provides Context to Ohio Educators’ Critical Race Theory Strategy
Hannah Poling | March 2, 2023
In January, a multi-part undercover investigation throughout the state of Ohio revealed that educators were preparing to skirt a potential law against Critical Race Theory (CRT) and are covertly introducing these divisive concepts to their students unbeknownst to their parents.
Following the release of Accuracy in Media’s (AIM) investigation that outraged parents and residents throughout the state some of the exposed school districts attempted to dismiss the investigation as “lacking context.”
On Tuesday, AIM released long-form footage of investigators hidden camera conversation with Matthew Boaz, the executive director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Upper Arlington Schools outside of Columbus, Ohio.
Days after the original publication of the story the director of communications for Upper Arlington Schools claimed that CRT “is not taught or used in the district.”
However, in the extended footage of the interaction with Boaz, the educator is not exonerated but rather further exposes himself and his district.
In the recording, Boaz discussed ways the district might work around a CRT ban.
“We’re going to do whatever we do and we’ll find a way. I’ll tell you right now, there’s people in this community that will probably set up Saturday school or something and they’ll be having like all the parents who want their children to learn about these things, just come to such and such’s house and believe me some of these houses are big enough to entertain everybody in the yard. And they’ll be holding school right there and you’ll be getting all your CRT,” Boaz said.