Michigan has fully embraced CRT in public schools, prompting significant parent backlash. A bill to ban CRT in Michigan schools was introduced in May 2021. It advanced out of the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee with a do-pass recommendation in October. That is the last status update available on the bill. (source: https://www.michiganvotes.org/2021-SB-460)
Michigan has seen parents organize as CRT has become more prominent in many school districts. (source: https://www.newsweek.com/michigan-parent-disappointed-become-token-black-guy-who-opposes-crt-1608024)
School districts are fighting back by demanding exorbitant fees for public records requests by parents wishing to root out CRT in the curriculum. (source: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/michigan-school-charged-parents-400-000-for-foia-compliance-in-crt-battle)
Meanwhile, the staff of a Democratic congressperson in a swing district is helping to get CRT into local school boards. (source: https://www.nrcc.org/2021/08/02/slotkins-office-pushing-crt-in-mi-schools/)
The Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State recently authored a full-throated defense of CRT in response to a bill in the legislature to ban it from Michigan Schools. (source: https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/ask-the-expert-critical-race-theory-attack-in-schools)
Michigan enacted an equity-based school reopening plan in 2021 in response to the COVID pandemic: “The Blueprint must be embedded within an equity framework, with attention paid to specific student populations.” https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dtmb/MI_Blueprint_for_Comprehensive_St(udent_Recovery_725617_7.pdf)
Michigan does not coordinate DEI or CRT across public campuses. However, on their own, many schools—public and private—have fully embraced CRT as the lens through which they make decisions.