BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — The Idaho Senate has passed the ban on teaching the so-called critical race theory by a vote of 27 to 8.
The bill now heads back to the house and then to the governor's desk. Both opponents and supporters of the bill say it has been the measure holding back any movement on education bills.
The legislation would prohibit public schools from spending money for “certain purposes” it deems discriminatory. Those “purposes” include compelling students to “adhere to” any of three tenants the bill argues are “often found in ‘critical race theory.'”
They are as follows:
That any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.
That individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.
That individuals, by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.