No statewide mandates exist to incorporate CRT into the K-12 curriculum. Examples of individual schools incorporating CRT were hard to come by. The Louisiana Board of Regents has adopted an equity lens through which to view and develop all university policies.

K-12 Education

In the 2021 legislative session, HB 564 died in committee. That bill was not a ban on CRT, but it would have required that, if it was taught in K-12, equal emphasis would be placed on on competing, presumably pro-America ideologies. Republicans control both houses, but this bill failed to win enough support from a majority of the GOP caucus after the Black Caucus protested. (https://spectator.org/critical-race-theory-louisiana/) (https://legiscan.com/LA/research/HB564/2021)

Teachers in Lafayette Parish signed a national pledge to teach CRT even if a ban on it becomes law in their state. (https://whataretheylearning.com/detail/595/)

Higher Education

The Louisiana Board of Regents adopted a Master Plan in 2019 that made it official policy to view all regents policies through an “equity lens.” (source: https://regents.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021MasterPlanYear2.pdf)

Expanding Opportunity for All – Without addressing long-standing and profound equity gaps, making postsecondary education affordable and accessible to underserved student populations, the Master Plan attainment goal cannot be reached. As a result, all Regents efforts are being reviewed and advanced through an equity lens. The Student Success Council is studying the root causes of and solutions to this problem with an eye toward advancing policy and practices to address equity challenges. Other efforts include a focus on faculty diversity and expanded efforts to leverage public benefits for college completion.

Notably, LSU hired a CRT scholar as its new president in July (https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/lsu-hires-critical-race-scholar-as-president/)