Assembly Republicans brought a number of bills related to anti-racism education to the floor on Tuesday.
One of the bills requires that districts be more transparent about what they’re teaching their students. Republican Representative Elijah Behnke says districts would have to put their curriculum on public display on the internet.
“It doesn’t tell you what to teach it just makes what is being taught available to the public which is I think a great idea.
The measure comes in response to complaints from conservative groups that some anti-racism messages being taught in schools are harmful to white students. Democrat LaKeisha Myers says it’s a republican strategy to divide America and quoted one of the proponents of the push.
“‘We have de-codified the term and will re-codify it to annex the entire range of cultural constructions that are unpopular with Americans.’ So there you have it, Southern Strategy 2.0. Go back and read Nixon and go to Reagan and here we are today.”
The bill passed the Assembly and is likely to be vetoed by the Governor if it passes the Senate.