Gov. Burgum:



I must say that you have earned my support as you have settled in as our governor. I don’t agree with everything you have done, but I believe you make critical decisions in the best interest for the great people of North Dakota.

Critical Race Theory: I’m not going to pretend that I know enough about it to make an educated opinion on whether or not it should be taught in our school systems. I do wonder what happened to the slight touch of government the motto that you ran your campaign on.

Sen. Donald Schaible, R-Mott, said, “we want to teach what we know to be true and to go through all this stuff without bringing theories and, you know, suggestions of other things.”

First of all, we all know this is just red meat for the base, this isn’t even taught in North Dakota. What is taught in schools should not be left up government. This is a slippery slope.

If you read his quote again, “we want to teach what we know to be true.” Well, next we can cancel science, because we all know that’s a hoax. I mean, if you’re going to cancel a subject, why not geometry? I can’t remember a time in my 20 years since high school that I’ve used geometry.

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My point being, where does it stop? Maybe Schaible can elaborate on the stuff and, you know, suggestions of other things?



I know the argument is to be preemptive. I mean, if it's not being taught in the state, why are we trying to fix something that isn't broken?



Maybe we should leave this decision to the next generation.

Nicholas C. Daley lives in West Fargo

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