Board of Education to limit classroom discussions CRT

Oklahoma K-12 educators could have their teaching licenses suspended and schools could have their accreditation docked for teaching banned concepts about race and racism under administrative rules approved by the State Board of Education.

Amid pressure from Republican state lawmakers, the board on Monday approved on a 5-1 vote emergency rules to implement a new law that prohibits the teaching of certain topics on race and gender.

The rules give Oklahoma public school districts guidance on the implementation of House Bill 1775 — a GOP-backed law proponents have described as banning critical race theory, even though the words “critical race theory” are absent from the text of the legislation.

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