The Wisconsin Senate Education Committee on Monday advanced a bill to block Critical Race Theory (CRT) teachings from the state’s school curriculum.
The measure was passed by the State Assembly earlier this year and is now prepared for full consideration by the Senate.
Assembly Bill 411, approved by Republicans on a party-line vote, would prohibit “race or sex stereotyping in 1) instruction provided to pupils in school districts and independent charter schools; and 2) training provided to employees of school boards and independent charter schools,” according to a summary produced by the Legislative Reference Bureau.
Furthermore, the legislation “requires each school board to post all curricula used in schools in the school district on the school district’s Internet site and, if a school board maintains an Internet site for an individual school, on the individual school’s Internet site.”
CRT has proven itself to be a dividing issue in the state and across the country.
Earlier this year, a recall election drew the attention of many individuals who often do not pay attention to politics, as a recall petition gained more than 17,000 signatures.
Concerned parents targeted four Mequon-Thiensville School District (MTSD) board members, arguing the board members have ignored their concerns over CRT teachings and COVID-19 restrictions that have been placed on students and teachers in the district.
At a national level, former President Trump argued that Republican leaders should take action against the measure.
“Republicans at every level should move to immediately ban critical race theory in schools, and we should ban it in workplaces, we should ban it in our states, and we should ban in the federal government. And it should be done immediately,” Trump said while speaking at the North Carolina Republican Party state convention this summer.
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