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The real threat to Missouri classrooms isn’t Critical Race Theory

Cailan Wooten
Cailan Wooten Photo: / AFSC

AFSC St. Louis hosted a workshop in August 2021 with our Youth Council members and built skills around op-ed writing. Three youth have submitted their reflections on varying issues tied to divestment from racist and punitive measures--and investment in schools and communities.

In this piece, tenth-grader Cailan Wooten writes that the real threat to Missouri classrooms isn’t Critical Race Theory, but instead the racist school-to-prison pipeline..

(Posted Sept. 10, 2021)