This bill prohibits the teaching of certain concepts that are implicated by educational conversations about history and racial inequality. It applies to public schools and universities.

We oppose this bill because:

  • The prohibited concepts are vague. It is impossible for teachers to know which lessons, language, or materials might be prohibited. 
  • In other states where nearly identical legislation was passed, this ambiguity has lead to the chilling of educator speech and misrepresentation of American history. 
  • All students deserve the opportunity to learn about how the atrocities of our past have contributed to the inequalities of our present. Educators should be trusted to educate. Students should be trusted to explore.

Status

Introduced

Session

125th General Assembly

Bill number

H. 3464

Position

Oppose