Idaho’s state Senate has approved legislation banning schools from teaching critical race theory and “indoctrinating” students.
Lawmakers voted 28-7 to block the divisive race-based teaching theory Monday, with the bill — already approved by the House last week — now being fast-tracked to Republican Gov. Brad Little.
The bill prohibits teachers from forcing students into belief systems that claim that groups defined by sex, race, ethnicity or religion are inferior or superior to others.
It also bars them from making students “affirm, adopt or adhere to” belief systems claiming people of any race, sex, ethnicity, religion or national origin are responsible for past actions by people of the same group.
The bill was sponsored by Republican Sen. Carl Crabtree, who insisted that it “does not intend to prohibit discussion in an open and free way.”
Idaho Gov. Brad Little is expected to the sign the legislation.AP
“It is a preventative measure. It does not indicate that we have a