Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021

GOP Lawmakers Seek Democrat Support to Ban Critical Race Theory in Michigan Schools

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LANSING, Mich.—A group of Republican state representatives is working to garner some Democratic votes for a bill to ban critical race theory from being taught in Michigan’s nearly 900 public school districts. The measure was drafted by state Rep. Andrew Beeler, a member of the Legislature’s Education Committee, and has 10 Republican co-sponsors. Beeler told The Epoch Times that he was motivated to write the proposed legislation by his love for Michigan’s schoolchildren, his military experience, and his study of U.S. history. “I wanted to do something to stop the teaching of a poisonous and extremely toxic doctrine, by which people are not judged by their own merits as individuals, but by their racial or gender identity,” said Beeler, a Navy veteran. Republican state Rep. John Damoose told The Epoch Times that he worked with Beeler in crafting the language of the bill, as well as in the effort to solicit …

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