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Wisconsin legislators should reject SB 296/AB 279 tomorrow when it will be up for a vote. The bill will make it all-too-easy for police to declare a protest as a riot and treat participants in the protest as criminals.
Calls for "curriculum transparency" are a red herring. Kids go home every day; teachers can't hide what's taught in class from curious parents. These bills aim to scare educators into teaching what pleases politicians, rather than what kids need to know. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/critical-race-theory-curriculum-transparency-rcna12809?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
A Florida school district canceled a professor’s civil rights history seminar for teachers, citing in part concerns over “critical race theory” — even though his lecture had nothing to do with the topic. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/florida-school-district-cancels-professors-civil-rights-lecture-critic-rcna13183