Banning CRT is just part of the movement to protect white control:
We follow the Classical Education structure and a curriculum in Western Civilization taught in small classes by specially selected and trained teachers. Our students absorb moral virtues of good and evil through stories of heroes and villains that have passed down through our cultural heritage.
You don't have to be well-versed in the lingo of White Supremacy to smell a rat like this, but apparently NC's Charter School Board has no sense of smell at all. Here's some background on Hillsdale College, which is closely tied to Dogwood:
Hillsdale’s politics match a stated mission to “maintain the immemorial teachings and practices of the Christian faith,” to protect civil and religious liberty and to teach the core tenets of Western civilization. The school “considers itself a trustee of our Western philosophical and theological inheritance tracing to Athens and Jerusalem,” the mission reads, “a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law.” On campus, every undergraduate studies the same core curriculum: Two years of required courses in rhetoric, biology and philosophy culminate in a class on the U.S. Constitution and another in Western Heritage.
Arnn took office in 2000 and recast the curriculum as a public good. He expanded its offerings to include free online classes—today, the most popular, “Introduction to the Constitution” and “Constitution 101,” enroll more than 1.2 million—and a network of classical charter schools. Arnn also boosted Hillsdale’s prominence in Washington with the establishment of a satellite campus on Capitol Hill in 2009, the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. According to Matthew Spalding, the Hillsdale dean who oversees all D.C. programming, Kirby is where the college “radiates” its mission in Washington, hosting lectures and seminars on the importance of constitutional governance.
Hillsdale also shares achievements and personnel with the Trump administration and its orbit. A White House speechwriter who cut her teeth writing for Ted Cruz in the Senate, Brittany Baldwin, Hillsdale class of 2012, gets credit from former classmates for the president’s most convincingly conservative remarks. And while working for the Senate Judiciary Committee, another Hillsdale alumna deftly ran the advise-and-consent process to approve Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Associate White House counsel Dave Morrell graduated from Hillsdale in 2007—and, three years later, so did vice presidential speechwriter Stephen Ford.
Beyond the White House, House Freedom Caucus co-founder Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who are reportedly poised to jockey for the speakership when Paul Ryan retires in January, assuming Republicans hold the House, both have recent Hillsdale graduates prominently placed within their office staff.
“A lot of [the core curriculum] touches on questions essential to how people organize in society,” said one recent graduate, now working in the Trump administration. As a Hillsdale student reading Aristotle’s Politics, “It’s natural that you’d be thinking about how good government works”—and that you might wind up working in government yourself.
Frankly, to reference "good government" and the "Trump administration" in the same paragraph is so absurd I don''t know where to begin, other than to observe the archetypal nature of the Kakistocracy he put in place.
I'll finish with this:
One of the most unique and wonderful things about our K-12 Curriculum is its focus on cultural literacy. We are a product of the Western tradition and believe it is important to pass that tradition on to the next generation. The curriculum, therefore, focuses on the history and literature of Western Civilization. Students begin history and geography in the lower grades before diving deeper into ancient, European, and American history in the upper school. Along the way, students complete a full year of moral and political philosophy and U.S. Government. In these classes, students will read source documents that include Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, The Federalist Papers, US Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and Tocqueville's "Democracy in America."
Focusing exclusively on European and American history is the exact opposite of cultural literacy, and spending taxpayer dollars on such is beyond outrageous. Their application should have been rejected outright.