Tennessee legislature approves ban on teaching critical race theory in schools
Tennessee teachers will be restricted from discussing systemic racism with their students — or lose state funding — when legislation approved Wednesday becomes law.
The Senate voted 25-7 for the ban one day after the House easily passed the bill along partisan lines in Tennessee’s GOP-controlled legislature, following several days of fiery debate.
Gov. Bill Lee is expected to sign the bill into law. The Republican governor has not vetoed a bill since taking office.
Tennessee becomes the latest state on the verge of limiting the depth of classroom discussions about inequality and concepts such as white privilege as part of a conservative backlash to America’s reckoning over racism.
Scroll down for more from DA