Christopher P. Gibson '86, Ph.D.

The teaching of U.S. history in the classroom has become politicized, sparking contentious debates at school board meetings across the country. Often, ideas of critical race theory, which are sometimes misunderstood, rest at the fault lines of these arguments. In an essay published in the March 13 edition of the Albany Times Union, President Gibson dissects the national debate and offers a personal perspective from his own classroom.