Is critical race theory an attempt to take over our education system and indoctrinate students with left-wing orthodoxies about race and culture?

Or is it controversy ginned up as a "lucrative side hustle" by various pundits and activists, as Nick Archuleta argues in a recent column?

This debate has become heated, to the point of violence in some unhappy instances, but what is the truth about what's going on in our schools?

Archuleta, the president of North Dakota United, which represents teachers and public workers, joins this episode of Plain Talk Live to discuss this seemingly intractable issue.

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