Dr. Jordan Peterson called out Ontario Premier Doug Ford and all Conservatives after a high school teacher highlighted the effect Critical Race Theory (CRT) has had on public education.
Peterson shared a letter written to him by an anonymous high school science teacher in the Toronto District School Board.
“As you are no doubt aware the noxious ideology of Critical Race Theory has worked its way into the school system as as educators we are constantly being asked (although the admin is pushing for more) to include this in our daily teaching,” the teacher wrote.
“Virtually all of our professional development (PD) we are required to go to deals with the implementation of whiteness theory, race-based pedagogy and a smorgasbord of a lexicon of associated CRT.”
Peterson quote-tweeted the article, calling out Ontario Premier Doug Ford and other Conservative politicians.
“Why are the Ontario Tories (and this is true in many provinces) pandering to the worst of the faux-compassionate authoritarian leftist radicals?” Peterson said.
The anonymous teacher also said the school board is cherry-picking graduation statistics to show CRT is working. The teacher suggested graduation rates have improved since implementing CRT because of the paperwork that’s now required to fail a student – particularly, a student considered “marginalized.”
“Many teachers push students through so they can avoid the paperwork.”
The teacher further said if a non-white student fails, the school board encourages teachers to view that failure as proof of systemic racism.
Last year, Peterson showed how woke Canadian scientists subvert the STEM research process through CRT-based “DEI/EDI” or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.
As further detailed by Peterson, the “frequently asked questions” page offers a list of guidelines for integrating DEI into Discovery Grant applications and even explains why even research topics with no relation to DEI need to address the subject.