Critical Race Theory in the Classroom
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Christopher F. Rufo is a senior fellow and director of the initiative on critical race theory at the Manhattan Institute. He is also a contributing editor at City Journal where his writing explores a range of issues including critical race theory, homelessness, addiction, crime, and the decline of cities on America’s west coast. Rufo is also the founder and director of Battlefront, a public policy research center that also serves as an aggregator for his investigative journalism and filmmaking work. Rufo previously served as executive director at the Documentary Foundation, where he directed four films for PBS, including America Lost, which explores life in Youngstown, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee, and Stockton, California. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a former Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy.
Andrew Gutmann joined the nationwide movement fighting for classical liberal values and against critical race theory in schools when the letter he wrote to the parents of his daughter’s New York City private school, The Brearley School, went viral. Since then, he has become an activist in this movement, writing about the issue, speaking to parents and parent groups, founding the organization, Speak Up For Education and cofounding the Institute for Liberal Values. Andrew is also a former investment banker, software engineer, entrepreneur and author of the book, How To Be an Investment Banker.
Paul Rossi is a high school mathematics teacher, tutor, and writer. His essay "I Refuse to Stand by While My Students are Indoctrinated" (published in April 2021 on Bari Weiss' substack "Common Sense" describes the impact of critical race theory and pedagogy on his students at Grace Church School, where he had been teaching since 2012. Since its publication, and his departure from the school, Paul has discussed his experiences on several podcasts including The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast, The Megyn Kelly Show, and The Fifth Column. Paul graduated with a B.A. in French Literature from Cornell in 1992, and with an M.A. in Educational Psychology at Hunter College in 2010. He's currently volunteering with several parent and student organizations around the issue of viewpoint diversity in the classroom, and he is also working on a book documenting the effects of CRT-informed DEI curriculum on students' freedom of expression and cognitive liberty.