School awaiting guidance following Sanders’ critical race theory order

Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 7:11 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 10:11 AM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Following an executive order from Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, one school in Region 8 is already seeing pushback.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an order prohibiting critical race theory in the classroom.

The Academies at Jonesboro High School said as of Thursday, Feb. 2, it is awaiting guidance from the state on an Advanced Placement class focused on “African American” studies.

Jonesboro Public Schools said 22 students have already enrolled in the course.

Officials added the College Board said the class does not teach the theory, and lessons are currently continuing.

correction: We initially reported that 22 students had unenrolled from the class. That was incorrect. We regret the error.