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“I wanted to teach differently than I had been taught”: How some Texas educators practice anti-racist teaching

Conservative lawmakers denounce critical race theory and say it facilitates racism. Some teachers say it actually informs their efforts to counter racism in the curriculum and classroom, even though they don't teach it directly to students.

Alejandra Lopez, president of San Antonio Alliance, sat for a portrait at their main office in San Antonio on Aug. 3, 2021.

“Grounded in counternarratives”

Luke Amphlett is a San Antonio Independent School District teacher. Aug. 3, 2021.

“Opposite of indoctrination”

Critical pedagogy in all disciplines

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