Ohio Board of Education accused of limiting comments about race curriculum
The Ohio State Board of Education is no longer accepting verbal comments or criticisms at meetings regarding its resolution to condemn racism, according to a lawsuit filed by Cincinnati lawyer Curt Hartman.
The resolution, which outlines the need for a “culturally responsive curriculum” in Ohio schools and implicit bias training for all Ohio educators, was adopted in July after the nation erupted in protests following the death of George Floyd.
The board heard arguments against the resolution during public meetings in the months that followed its adoption, up through November, Hartman said. But at more recent meetings, the board has restricted any comments regarding the resolution, which Hartman says is a “clear violation of the First Amendment.”
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