How to respond to community concerns about critical race theory

Emily M. Hodge, Francesca A. López, Joshua M. Rosenberg

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Many school leaders responded to the controversies over critical race theory with denial. That approach can backfire, according to Emily Hodge, Francesca López, and Joshua Rosenberg. They suggest proactive messaging, which can help prevent leaders from falling into the trap of reactively defending their practices and letting the direction of the conversation be guided by those with the most extreme views.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • critical race theory
  • education messaging
  • school communications
  • social justice


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