The Texas Senate voted to pass a bill that blocks the requirement for school teachers to teach moral condemnation of the Ku Klux Klan. It is reported by NBC. This requirement was promoted by the Texas House of Representatives along with other innovations in the school curriculum.
A promoted House of Representatives initiative called for critical teaching of “white supremacy” in schools, condemnation of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan, coverage of the historical achievements of “marginalized” freedom fighters such as Martin Luther King and the suffragette movement. …
However, all these points were blocked by the Senate. “Teachers should not be forced to discuss a widely discussed and currently controversial issue of public policy or social affairs,” the final version of the bill says. The document has already been signed by State Governor Greg Abbott and will enter into force in September. NBC emphasizes that both the majority in the Texas Senate and Governor Abbott are Republicans.
In June, former US President Donald Trump recalled the growing popularity of critical racial theory in American academia. According to him, in this way the left is trying to present the history, culture and traditions of Americans in a negative light. The 45th head of state considered the teaching of theories condemning the history of the United States to schoolchildren a “national suicide” and called on his compatriots to carefully look at the curricula.
In May, U.S. Air Force officer Matthew Lohmeier was dismissed as squadron commander for condemning the teaching of Marxism and critical racial theory to soldiers in military units.
Critical racial theory is a set of teachings that represent racism as a pervasive element of history, culture, social and legal structure of the states of Europe, the United States and Canada.