“I believe in history by addition, not history by subtraction or deletion, and I definitely do not believe baseless theories about history – or our nation’s school children for that matter – should be used by politicians or political activists to create division in America,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “In May, I joined 19 of my colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to reconsider these misguided educational proposals. The flawed, radical teaching of Critical Race Theory does not have a place in our K-12 curriculum, and the U.S. Department of Education’s about-face signals that our coalition’s position was correct. We are glad to have fought for and obtained this outcome.”

Attorneys general from the following states also joined in this effort: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.