Georgia State Education Board to Consider Rules on RaceBreaking News
tags: curriculum, racism, civics, culture wars, teaching history
The state education board will hold a special meeting Thursday to consider a resolution that sets guardrails around classroom discussions of race.
The meeting comes on the heels of Gov. Brian Kemp’s call to ensure critical race theory is not taught in Georgia schools.
The 5-page draft resolution says in part that the board, which is appointed by governors, “believes” that schools should not teach that “an individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race or sex ... .”
This was among the sentiments voiced by primarily white speakers at metro Atlanta area school board meetings last month. Many said they didn’t want students to feel like they were oppressors simply because they are white.
The resolution says the board believes no federal grants should be sought if the funding requires or encourages such concepts or practices and calls on the board to create formal rules around the stated education board beliefs.
comments powered by Disqus
- The Battle over Reproductive Freedom Still Rages at Dr. George Tiller's Former Clinic
- How Decades of Coal Mining Left West Virginia Vulnerable to Flooding
- Can 500 Dinner Discussions Bring Atlantans to Recognition and Reconciliation over the 1906 Race Massacre?
- Remember Vin Scully With His Classic Call of the Last Outs of Sandy Koufax's Perfect Game
- How Trumpism Changed the Claremont Institute (and Vice-Versa)
- Katherine Stewart Joins Jane Coaston to Discuss the Rise of Christian Nationalism
- Edward Miller on the Resurfacing of Bircher Conspiratorialism on the Right Today
- Review: Two Books on the Recent History of Polarization
- Corey Robin on the Enigma of Clarence Thomas
- Review: David Sehat on the Struggle to Make a Secular America