Wisconsin Republicans pass bill banning critical race theory in schools
Republicans in the state Assembly have passed a bill that would ban critical race theory from being taught in Wisconsin schools.
The measure, passed Tuesday, Sept. 28, appears to target education about systemic racism.
Former teacher and Republican state lawmaker Jeremy Thiesfeldt says certain racial curriculum should be banned from Wisconsin schools.
“We don’t want schools to be misleading students and teaching things that perhaps a teacher wants them to hear, as opposed to what is facts,” said Rep. Thiesfeldt (R-Fond Du Lac).
The bill appears to target the concept of systemic racism, banning teaching that “an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, bears responsibility for acts committed in the past by other individuals of the same race or sex.”
Democrats called the bill a red herring.