Wisconsin Senate sends critical race theory ban to Evers
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 7:49 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 4:04 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools would be prohibited from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias under a Republican bill the state Senate sent to Gov. Tony Evers.
The Democratic Evers will almost certainly veto the measure.
The Senate passed it Tuesday 20-13, with all Democrats and Republican Sen. Howard Marklein against.
The Assembly passed it on a party line vote in September. Republicans don’t have the votes to override the expected Evers veto.
Wisconsin’s proposal follows a national trend of Republican-controlled legislatures moving to thwart certain ideas they associate with “critical race theory.”
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