CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Earlier this week, the Campbell County School Board voted unanimously to ban “inherently divisive concepts” from being taught in the school system.
The resolution stated that Campbell County Public Schools will not teach Critical Race Theory or use divisive materials to supplement the board-approved curriculum.
On Monday, April 25, community members shared their thoughts about the move, whether they supported it or opposed it.
As elected representatives, resolutions you adopt are viewed as the opinion of the people you represent,” said Reginald Herndon, president of the Campbell County NAACP. “People of color are not the majority, but our interest deserves equal consideration.”
“I don’t think that Critical Race Theory should be put away because it is an inherently divisive issue. There are a lot of inherently divisive issues in our world, and sometimes people have to be exposed to them,” Campbell County resident David Gifford stated.
The resolution follows Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s first executive action aiming to end “the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, and to raise academic standards” in public education.