I keep coming across the argument that CRT isn't being taught in schools because CRT is this narrow branch of legal studies which is only taught in higher education. This is clearly false. It is true that the field started out as a critique of our system of law but it has since expanded its influence to many other areas, one of which is education. As evidence of this, I present the following academic books and articles. The focus of these works varies from critique of our education system, use of CRT in teacher education/training and inclusion of CRT in curriculum. This is by no means a complete list, but is only what I compiled in about two hours of research.
Critical Race Theory, Latino Critical Theory, and Critical Raced-Gendered Epistemologies: Recognizing Students of Color as Holders and Creators of Knowledge - Dolores Delgado Bernal, 2002 (sagepub.com) 2002
“So When It Comes Out, They Aren’t That Surprised That It Is There”: Using Critical Race Theory as a Tool of Analysis of Race and Racism in Education - Jessica T. DeCuir, Adrienne D. Dixson, 2004 (sagepub.com) 2004
Unmasking, Exposing, and Confronting: Critical Race Theory, Tribal Critical Race Theory and Multicultural Education | Haynes Writer | International Journal of Multicultural Education (ijme-journal.org) 2008
Teaching in color: a critical race theory in education analysis of the literature on preservice teachers of color and teacher education in the US: Race Ethnicity and Education: Vol 17, No 3 (tandfonline.com) 2013
A Necessary Pairing: Using Academic Outcomes and Critical Consciousness to Dismantle Curriculum as the Property of Whiteness in K-12 Ethnic Studies: Equity & Excellence in Education: Vol 53, No 4 (tandfonline.com) 2020