INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Republicans in the Indiana House have accomplished one of their top goals for the year. The House approved a ban on critical race theory in Indiana schools on Wednesday.
The measure would restrict how educators can teach concepts associated with “critical race theory”.
Under the proposed legislation, teachers would be prohibited from approaching the idea that a person is inherently racist, sexist, or politically oppressive.
It would require teachers to post classroom materials online and school corporations would need to have a curriculum advisory committee.
Democrats at the Capitol say Republicans are afraid of talking with kids about America’s racial past, but Republican sponsor and former teacher Tony Cook, says the ban is to stop teachers from going “too far” in the classroom. The proposal now heads to a less-than-certain future in the Indiana Senate.
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