District Will Spend $15,000 on Anti-Critical Race Theory 'Consultant'

The Temecula Valley Unified School Board will spend $15,000 — and likely more — to keep Critical Race Theory (CRT) out of the classroom.

The board’s conservative majority has voted to hire “consultant” Christopher Arend to teach six sessions on CRT to educators. Arend will also participate in a March 22 board workshop centered around anti-CRT thought.

Arend is a former Paso Robles Joint Unified School Board trustee and self-proclaimed CRT expert. He has no teaching credentials.

Critics called the contract a waste of money. Teachers have denied teaching CRT in the classroom and say the ban, which passed in December, is an attempt to snuff out constructive conversations about race and equality. 

"This new TVUSD board majority is quickly chipping away at the stability and future of one of the best school districts in the state and we need to wake people up to that fact," the One Temecula Valley PAC said in a news release.  

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