The following press release was sent out by Branden Durst, a Republican candidate for State Superintendent of Education on June 29:
Boise – The Idaho State Board of Education held a special meeting today to discuss issues around diversity and inclusion in Idaho post secondary institutions. The meeting was called in the midst of many Idahoans throughout the state expressing sincere concerns about indoctrination, often in the form of Critical Race Theory.
Former state Senator Branden Durst, a Republican candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, has been calling for the Board to follow the Florida State Board of Education, which recently banned Critical Race Theory. “Unfortunately, rather than lead on this issue and ban Critical Race Theory, they have capitulated to liberals and have embraced it.” Durst said.Advertisement
The policy change was proposed by Debbie Critchfield, who is also running for state superintendent. To that point, Durst added, “Critchfield is running as a Republican, but seems to be disinterested in the very real concerns so many Idahoans, especially Republicans, have about the indoctrination of students and the use of taxpayer dollars to do it.”