“We need to learn from the real evils of slavery and racism, but these proposals will only create more misunderstanding," Yost said. "Critical race theory is nothing more than ideology posing as history and we should not confuse the two.”
In May, Ohio Attorney General David Yost joined several attorneys, general including Kentucky and Indiana, asking the Biden administration to drop proposals to fund critical race theory in schools. They say it shows history through the narrow lens of race.
Yost said critical race theory is “flawed curriculum” that “rewrites American history.”
Colleen Schitter and Deb Giehl, active members of Kings Community for Education Integrity, traveled to Columbus to deliver their testimony in person.
Ray Gaier also submitted written testimony (documents below).
H.B.322 AND H.B.327 Remain in Committee until After 9/15/21
The top right corner of the websites in the links below has "Committee Activity".
Click on that to read testimony from the bill's sponsors, supporters and opponents.
Ohio Board of Education passed as resolution in July, 2020 that promotes the teaching of Critical Race Theory in all Ohio schools.
Read Issue 20.
Meryl Johnson, State Board of Education member, says no, because it is too divisive.
Issue 20 directed the Ohio Department of Education to identify and share
curricular models and resources.
The Social Studies Signal Newsletter, published by the Ohio Dept. of Education, has links to the working drafts of the new curriculum recommendations for Ohio schools.
Ohio Dept. of Ed. provides a link to this organization as a resource on pages 6, 20 & 21 of the 05/27/21 draft of American Government Instructional Strategies and Support
Page 21 of the 05/27/21 draft of American Government Instructional Strategies and Support suggests this resource.
Page 24 & 51 of the 05/27/21 draft of American Government Instructional Strategies and Support suggests this resource
Page 60 of the 05/27/21 draft of American Government Instructional Strategies and Support suggests this resource which gives an exercise for students to revise the 1st, 2nd and 4th amendments.
Here is the list of Ohio Board of Education Members and how they voted.
All members appointed by Governor DeWine voted YES.