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What Is Critical Race Theory and Why You Shouldn't Shy Away From It

Tue., July 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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In this episode of A Seat at the Table, Peter DeWitt sits down with lawyer-educator Janel George and EdWeek reporters, Stephen Sawchuk and Andrew Ujifusa, as they discuss what’s at the heart of the critical race theory debate, where the fury is coming from, and why educators should not shy away from the practice.

Read more: What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?

Speakers
Janel George
Lawyer & Adjunct Professor Georgetown University
Stephen Sawchuk
Associate Editor Education Week
Sawchuk covers superintendents, district management, school safety, and civics education for Education Week. He joined the newspaper in 2008 and formerly covered the teaching profession, curriculum, and instruction. He holds degrees from Georgetown and Columbia universities and was a 2017 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. His work has also appeared in smithsonian.com, The Hechinger Report, and the Huffington Post.
Andrew Ujifusa
Assistant Editor Education Week
Ujifusa is an assistant editor who covers Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and national education policy and politics. He is a co-author of Education Week’s Politics K-12 blog. He previously worked at newspapers in Maryland and Mississippi and taught English at two high schools in Japan.
Moderator
Peter DeWitt is a former K-5 public school principal turned author, presenter, and leadership coach.
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