Indiana teachers fight curriculum “transparency” plans

UPDATE (January 12, 2022):

Teachers in Indiana are lining up to fight a plan that would have parents see just what their kids are learning in school.

Dozens of teachers testified on Tuesday against the classroom transparency plan. They say the proposed law would censor what they can teach.

Republican state Rep. Tony Cook, who is a former teacher himself, says parents need to know how teachers are talking about race, gender, sex, and all manner of other things in the classroom.

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UPDATE (January 11, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would give parents more say over what is taught in schools. House Bill 1134 was written in response to Critical Race Theory which is not taught in Indiana public schools.

It says that educators can’t present any form of racial or sex-stereotyping or blame on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation. The House Education Committee heard nearly four hours of testimony on the bill Monday.

They’ll hear more testimony on Wednesday.

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ORIGINAL STORY (January 6, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The latest focus on critical race theory in Indiana schools could have school districts posting their lesson plans online.

The Indiana Senate is considering a “classroom transparency” plan that would have schools share their curriculum with parents online. Supporters say parents need to know what their kids are being taught.

Senators are also looking at another plan that would ban the teaching of ‘racial or sexual stereotypes.’ Critics say that’s simply a ban on what some are calling critical race theory by another name. It should be noted that critical race theory is not taught in Indiana schools.

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