Critical Race Theory (CRT) has made inroads into a variety offields beyond law. Education is an area that fostered critical race theory scholarship for more than fifteen years. In this Commentary Article the author describes critical race theory's development in education and documents pivotal incidences that both challenged and propelled the theory in education. Thus, while CRT in education has experienced some parallels with its development in legal scholarship, it also had some unique unfolding in the education research community.
Ladson-Billings, Gloria, "Race to the Top, Again: Comments on the Genealogy of Critical Race Theory Commentary: Critical Race Theory: A Commemoration: Response" (2011). Connecticut Law Review. 121.