SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Eric Wallace on Woke Teaching Standards in Illinois

Written by Benjamin Smith

The Illinois State Board of Education has approved the proposed “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards” amendment, and on February 16, JCAR (Illinois’ Joint Committee on Administrative Rules) will vote on its ratification. Dr. Eric Wallace joins Monte Larrick to explain why adopting these “standards” will shift the focus from teaching foundational academics and fostering critical thinking skills to promoting Critical Race Theory and “woke” perspectives that dismiss objective truth. Additionally, they discuss how Illinois parents and taxpayers can most effectively stand against the leftist agenda of student indoctrination.

After the break the conversation turns to the debunked, but still flourishing, 1619 Project; the need for Republican Party to intentionally reach out to Black voters; the criminal justice system and challenges facing law enforcement officers; the issue of racial disproportionality; and the proposed redesign of the twenty-dollar bill.

Take ACTION: It is vital that the members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) hear from all Illinois taxpayers. Please click HERE to send a message to this committee urging them to vote against any proposal that would mandate all Illinois teachers be indoctrinated with left-leaning “woke” beliefs.

The Democratic Co-Chairman is Illinois Senator Bill Cunningham (D-Chicago). His office number is (773) 445-8128.

The Republican Co-Chairman is Keith Wheeler (R-North Aurora). His office number is (630) 345-3464.

More ACTION: Here is a list of all the members of JCAR, and their individual contact information. It is imperative that we respectfully contact these state lawmakers to urge them to reject these new divisive “standards” by the ISBE.

Dr. Eric Wallace is the founder and president of Freedom’s Journal Institute and a candidate for Township Supervisor of Rich Township in the April 6th 2021 Consolidated Election. To learn more about the election visit

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