Legislation to ban the teaching of Marxist Critical Race Theory in Idaho schools has passed in the state house by a 27-8 vote.
Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo made the announcement in a Twitter post:
“The Idaho State Senate has passed this bill 27-8. It will now go to the governor’s desk. Our movement is fearless; our movement is relentless; our movement is inevitable.”
The bill, House Bill 377, will now be considered in the state senate after being approved in the house. If approved and signed into law, the legislation would ban schools from teaching “that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.”
“The Idaho legislature finds that tenets…often found in “critical race theory”…exacerbate and inflame divisions on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or other criteria in ways contrary to the unity of the nation and the well-being of the state of Idaho and its citizens,” the bill states.
Big League Politics has reported on other states, including Florida under the stewardship of Gov. Ron Desantis, taking aim at critical race theory:
“Critical race theory will not have a place in any public schools in the Sunshine State.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced on March 17, 2021 that Florida’s curriculum will “expressly exclude…Critical Race Theory.” DeSantis declared, “There’s no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.” Read more…