No, the bill does not ban you from teaching certain parts of history. The bill says that “no teacher shall require or make part of a course that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.”
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the bill banning critical race theory from all public schools, including colleges and universities.
“Now more than ever, we need policies that bring us together, not rip us apart,” said Stitt. “As governor, I firmly believe that not one cent of taxpayer money should be used to define and divide young Oklahomans about their race or sex. That is what this bill upholds for public education. Verbatim it reads, ‘no teacher shall require or make part of a course that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.’”
Democrats, the left, and unions tried to stop Stitt from signing the bill. They all claim the same thing: white supremacy. They literally think the bill means schools cannot teach any history except white history.
Stitt set the record straight:
Nothing in this bill prevents or discourages those conversations. In fact, this bill clearly endorses teaching to the Oklahoma academic standards, which were written by Oklahoma educators and include events like the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Tulsa Race Massacre, the emergence of the Black Wall Street, Oklahoma City lunch counter sit-ins led by Clara Luper and the Trail of Tears.
In other words, no white supremacy! CRT wants kids to grow up thinking that they are inherently racist and they cannot do anything about it.
My statement on HB 1775. pic.twitter.com/2EgMh7A7xZ
— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) May 7, 2021
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