A Cold War-era federal program that has strayed far from its national security mission and into the wakes that have permeated much of American education. For decades, U.S. colleges and universities have received taxpayer dollars through the Department of Education’s National Resource Centers, a program designed to strengthen the national security of the United States while maintaining national security. Tension with the Soviet Union reached its peak. But more recently the National Resource Centers are promoting serious academic research or causes unrelated to national security.
NRC-funded efforts include a training institute last year at the University of Texas, Austin, where teachers of preschool through fifth grade students learned in “(No) whiteness learning models. in literacy.” In May, Stanford University’s Center for Latin American Studies sponsored a webinar on using picture books to start “advocacy-focused conversations for LGBT Latina youth/o ( x)”. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia hosted a PhD student who used racial theory critically in her research on Russia and Ukraine.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-cold-war-program-gets-hijacked-national-resource-center-security-1950s-critical-race-theory-environmental-justice-k-12-language-11665320013 A Cold War Program Gets Hijacked