Critical race theory bills have mixed results
A bill banning the teaching of critical race theory had different results in the Wyoming House and Senate. A bill fell five votes short of the necessary two-thirds required for introduction in the House, but easily gained approval in the Senate.
The bill sponsored by Casper Representative Chuck Gray prohibited teachers or administrators in K-12 schools from presenting any form of blame or judgment on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, color or national origin.
Jackson Representative Andy Schwartz took issue with a part of the bill that required the teaching of history to be neutral and without judgment. He told the House that he doubts Native Americans and Black people could accept a neutral and judgment-free approach to their history in America.
“But I am Jewish and I cannot accept a neutral, judgment-free approach on the murder of six million Jews in World War II,” said Schwartz.
The Senate version of the bill will go to a committee for further consideration.