An Attempt to Discredit Our Public Schools
Jeff Porter is superintendent of a wealthy suburban school district in Maine. In the summer of 2020, he said he had no idea his community was about to become part of a national battle when a father began accusing his district of teaching critical race theory. “I was very naïve at the beginning of the year,” said Porter in a recent interview with NBC News. “I thought it was a concerned parent who had taken it a little too far. I didn’t understand this until recently, but these were tactics from national organizations to discredit the entire district.” This attempt to discredit our public schools is gaining momentum in Ohio and many other states and needs to be taken very seriously.