Georgia Senate passes bill to control race discussions in public schools

The Georgia State Senate passed Senate Bill 377 today by a 32-20 margin Friday afternoon. The bill would require all state government agencies related to education to make sure their curricula does not ‘act upon, promote, or encourage certain concepts.’ The bill does not mention Critical Race Theory by name.

Critical Race Theory is not currently taught in Georgia’s K-12 public schools.

State Senator Bo Hatchett, R-Cornelia, speaks for Senate Bill 377 inside the Georgia State Capitol on Friday, March 11, 2022. Senate Bill 377 would ban the teaching of “divisive concepts” in Georgia’s K-12 Public Schools. (Photo: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

State Sen. Bo Hatchett, R-Cornelia, the bill’s primary sponsor, held a press conference outside the senate chamber following the vote.

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