(NATIONAL FILE) – Undercover journalists with ‘Accuracy In Media’ released footage that shows multiple Idaho teachers bragging about ways they circumvent the state’s ban on CRT-themed curriculum. Last year, Idaho passed House Bill 377, which prevents public schools and universities from teaching CRT. Though the bill was signed into law last April, Idaho teachers have found ways to circumvent the ban.
“So that dumb new law doesn’t mess with you guys?” an undercover journalist can be heard asking Nampa, Idaho teacher Cindy Dion. “Social-Emotional-Learning, you can’t say that here anymore. It’s ‘mental health'” Dion replied. “So you know it’s just our ‘mental health curriculum'” she continued, explaining the workaround. “So you know, we’re trying to make that transition to you know, ‘no we’re not doing ‘Social-Emotional-Learning, it’s all mental health,” Dion mockingly said with a smirk.
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“It’s just all the different words you have to use and ‘of course we don’t do CRT, we don’t’ so yeah… We’re just learning how to worm around all those weird things that are out there.”