AIM video on lawyers’ loopholes to teach 1619 Project premieres on Fox News
October 24, 2023
Hidden camera video shows Texas law firm advising teachers how to ‘circumvent’ CRT ban: watchdog group
FIRST ON FOX: A nonprofit media watchdog captured video footage this month that it says shows attorneys from a prominent Texas law firm telling school administrators how to get around a state law that bans the promotion of critical race theory.
Attorneys from the firm Thompson & Horton LLP are seen in the video obtained by Fox News Digital giving a presentation at the Texas Association of School Boards conference in Dallas this month.
The video – shot by the investigative journalism team at Accuracy in Media – shows the attorneys explaining how Texas prohibits the teaching of critical race theory, but the presenters seemingly provide teachers with information on how to work around the law.
“So, Senate Bill 3 does prohibit a teacher or school district from requiring an understanding of the 1619 Project,” Ashley White, senior associate at Thompson & Horton, tells a crowd at the conference. “However, it doesn’t prohibit a student from choosing to do an assignment on the 1619 Project; it doesn’t prohibit the teacher from having the 1619 Project among a number of other books that the students could select from related to a project; it also doesn’t prohibit a teacher from assigning an article that might have a concept from the 1619 Project.”