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Wisconsin Assembly to vote on bill banning race theory

A Republican-controlled Assembly committee on Wednesday approved the bill on a party line vote.
A Republican-controlled Assembly committee on Wednesday approved the bill on a party line vote.(WBKO)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 10:31 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Assembly plans to vote next week on a Republican bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias.

A Republican-controlled Assembly committee on Wednesday approved the bill on a party line vote. It is slated to be taken up by the full Assembly on Tuesday.

The measure likely faces a veto by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, a former state schools superintendent.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday that the bill is part of a nationwide push among conservatives to ban the teaching of critical race theory.

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