Public schools

Wisconsin Curriculum Berates Kids for 'White Privilege'

Way to shame the tots


MADISON – "(R)acism is caused by white people, by our attitudes, behaviors, practices, and institutions … How do you justify it for yourself?"

That's the heavy-handed question asked of Wisconsin's public school teachers, one of many similar assertions found in a conference handout from a controversial state Department of Public Instruction initiative to combat "white privilege" in the classroom.

The four-year-old CREATE Wisconsin education initiative was ostensibly designed to help public school educators reach disadvantaged students. Now, thanks to an EAG News expose, CREATE , the acronym for Culturally Responsive Education for All: Training and Enhancement, may be more notorious for its racially charged teaching points.