Wisconsin Senate sends critical race theory ban to Evers

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 16:32:52-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools would be prohibited from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias under a Republican bill the state Senate sent to Gov. Tony Evers.

The Democratic Evers will almost certainly veto the measure. The Senate passed it Tuesday 20-13, with all Democrats and Republican Sen. Howard Marklein against.

The Assembly passed it on a party-line vote in September. Republicans don't have the votes to override the expected Evers veto.

Wisconsin's proposal follows a national trend of Republican-controlled legislatures moving to thwart certain ideas they associate with "critical race theory."