Republicans renew effort to limit what can be taught in public school classrooms

Greg Childress
NC Policywatch

Excerpt: White shaming, “sexualization” of children and Critical Race Theory: These are among the overarching themes that Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson says emerged during his recent examination of North Carolina schools. Robinson, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor, shared the findings of his “Fairness and Accountability in the Classroom for Teachers and Students” (F.A.C.T.S.) task force during a press conference held Tuesday in advance of a Senate Education/Higher Committee meeting, where the controversial House Bill 324, which would ban certain concepts from being discussed in public school classrooms, received a favorable voice vote.

The measure has a tough path to becoming law. Thus far, no Democratic lawmaker in the House or Senate has expressed support for the measure. If the bill does pass both chambers, Gov. Roy Cooper would likely issue a veto that would be difficult to override.