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UPDATE! Petition to Stand Against Anti-Critical Race Theory Legislation!
Posted by Lamar Weir on 11/16/2021 3:45:00 PM
The House and Senate Education Committees continue to hold hearings on a series of controversial school policy issues including Critical Race Theory (CRT). Earlier this year, Senator Lana Theis, Republican Committee Chair from Brighton, introduced Senate Bill 460, and Committee Member Rep. Andrew Beeler introduced House Bill 5097. These bills prohibit the instruction of Critical Race Theory and curriculum such as the 1619 Project and impose a 5% school aid penalty for districts who are found in violation. Plainly stated, DPSCD would lose state funding for teaching about slavery, Jim Crow, and the history of systemic racism in this country. Some Michigan legislators continue to follow a national trend of introducing legislation that rolls back civil liberties such as voting rights, LGBTQ rights, women’s reproductive rights, and more.
The District has been highlighted by Chalkbeat, for its leadership in taking a strong stance against any legislation that hinders teacher and student voices.
We must ACT NOW to ensure that we not only protect our school funding, but we must also ensure that school districts are enabled to provide honest and accurate instruction. Our fight for equitable funding and equitable policies in our state government continues on. Raise your voice today! Be heard. Please consider signing our petition to show the state legislators you stand for freedom of speech for educators and students!
(The links above will take you to the Voter Voice website where you can sign the petition or email your legislators.)