American conservatives have latched onto fighting CRT. It is a good fight that gets apolitical types fired up for its over the top anti-white messaging. Some states have taken steps to ban it. This is nice but everyone knows the crazies that make up a significant portion of educators are still going to push this. States need to take a new step in this fight and flex state power.
States need to admit that we have removed political power from legislators while maintaining their ceremonial power. Power shifted decades ago to the bureaucracy and we have many different imperium in imperio situations. Legislatures and governors need to create a body, staffed with political reliables, that are empowered with review of cases where teachers violate these new laws. This body needs the power to discipline and remove violators.
This is against the small government principles of modern conservatism. That faction needs to be silenced. This new body should have curriculum review and in the event of violations reported by students or parents of students, they should review all submissions and have the power up to removal of repeat violators. There will be violators and there will be martyrs.
Martyrdom will get teachers a flash of attention and celebrity on the left. Fine. There must be consequences for their actions. These teachers must be removed to show there is power behind the legislation, and if there is a chilling effect, let the left deal with it as the right has for years on everything placed beyond the pale by our system Social media has been buzzing with Resistance posting from left wing teachers (over 80% of them) as they claim they will keep pushing CRT and others who say they will find soft, stealth ways to subvert these new anti-CRT laws. This is a distributed conspiracy means of manipulating procedural outcomes.
The only way to win is to control the curriculum and to slam opponents with negative consequences for their actions. The two pronged attack to take is funding students, not systems to enable parents to remove their children from this system and to modify the curriculum as much as possible to expunge anti-white and anti-American education modules. A small start would be commissions to evaluate different education curriculums while setting up panels to create history and social studies programs that don’t just set the clock back to 1990s self-loathing, anti-American programs but create new programs that offer a constructive alternative to CRT.
The step after this is to go to the source and attack universities. Once again, governors have to build empowered, small regulatory structures that are staffed with reliables and control source material. This can start with control over the public universities. All of the policy ideas are a start, but nothing will be done unless governors have the bodies and willing troops on the ground to change actual execution of education.