North Dakota Gov Signs Bill Banning Critical Race Theory From Public Schools

North Dakota Gov Signs Bill Banning Critical Race Theory From Public Schools


On Friday, the North Dakota state Senate passed a bill banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory in public schools; the state House of Representatives passed the bill the day before.

On Friday, Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed the bill into law.

The text of the one-page bill reads in part:

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Each school district and public school shall ensure instruction of its curriculum is factual, objective, and aligned to the kindergarten through grade twelve state content standards. A school district or public school may not include instruction relating to critical race theory in any portion of the district’s required curriculum … or any other curriculum offered by the district or school. For purposes of this section, “critical race theory” means the theory that racism is not merely the

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