Oklahoma governor signs ban on teaching critical race theory
May 7, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma public school teachers will be prohibited from teaching certain concepts of race and racism under a bill Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law Friday.
The GOP-backed bill prohibits teaching of so-called "critical race theory."
"Now more than ever, we need policies that bring us together, not rip us apart," Stitt said in a video statement on Twitter. "As governor, I firmly believe that not one cent of taxpayer money should be used to define and divide young Oklahomans about their race or sex. That is what this bill upholds for public education."