DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION: DOES IT HELP?
Controversy is raging over Critical Race Theory and other leftist doctrines in the public schools. Liberals say they don’t teach CRT, they just teach Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. But a basic question is: Why? Why has “equity,” as understood by the Left, come to dominate public education?
Presumably liberals would answer that diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives benefit students of color, especially black students. If that is not the case, then it is hard to see what rationale these ubiquitous initiatives could have. But is it true that an emphasis on diversity benefits students of color?
Jay Greene and James Paul sought an empirical answer to this question on behalf of the Heritage Foundation. Theirreportlooked specifically at the impact on student performance of having a Chief Diversity…
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