The Arizona House of Representatives has now passed a bill banning the teaching of critical race theory to students in the state.
The bill entitled the ‘Unbiased Teaching Act’ would seek to bar racist, sexist, and politicized instruction in school.
As Kjzz reports:
Under the newly amended bill dubbed the Unbiased Teaching Act, school districts, charter schools and state agencies would be prohibited from discussing controversial issues in schools. Or if these discussions take place, teachers are required to give both sides equal weight. Violations would result in $5,000 fines.
The bill is similar to others being proposed nationwide as part of an effort to prohibit critical race theory teachings in schools.
“We cannot allow children in our public schools to be taught that their skin color or ethnicity or sex somehow determines their character or actions. No forms of racism should be allowed to enter our classrooms,” said Rep. Michelle Udall who proposed the amendment. “Biased teaching needs to be stopped.”
Arizona House bans Critical Race Theory! Now headed to the State Senate! pic.twitter.com/xQGVNdUFcM
— Arizona Young Republicans (@ArizonaYRs) May 6, 2021
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