Letter to the editor: History must be honest

Posted 10/19/21

I vehemently disagree with letter writer Brian Houghton’s position that “Critical Race Theory is divisive and racist at its core.” (And don’t even get me started on his …

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Letter to the editor: History must be honest

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I vehemently disagree with letter writer Brian Houghton’s position that “Critical Race Theory is divisive and racist at its core.” (And don’t even get me started on his remarks on “gender bending” and what he views as other “unhealthy and misleading topics.”)

Back to CRT which, as I understand it, LPS doesn’t teach ... I am a product of Littleton Public Schools, a current LPS parent, and a 13-year volunteer at the school and district levels. The strong education I got through LPS set me on my successful path to higher education, advanced degrees, and my 22-year career. Part of that education was the ability to think critically, look at past and current events with objectivity, challenge assumptions and biases, and discuss issues with an open mind. Honestly confronting our country’s history — warts and all — doesn’t make us un-American or less patriotic. In contrast, learning from our mistakes so we don’t repeat them shows our integrity and accountability as individuals and as citizens, and our society is the better for it.

LPS should expose its students to tough topics as the district has the awesome responsibility of developing our country’s next cadre of problem solvers.

Erin Weaver

Littleton

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