Georgia Gov Signs Major Anti-CRT Legislation

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 30 April 2022 12:00
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed several education-related bills into law Thursday, including a parental bill of rights, a ban on pornographic books in school libraries, and a prohibition on “divisive concepts” in classroom instruction.

Kemp, a Republican, signed the Conservative bills as he navigated a high-profile primary election campaign against former Georgia Sen. David Perdue, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump and has accused the sitting governor of failing to combat widespread voter fraud alleged by the former President throughout the 2020 elections.

The Thursday signing ceremony took place in Forsyth County, Georgia, and included seven separate bills concerning education policy in the state. The bills ran the gamut from expanding school choice policies to a ban on teaching “divisive concepts.” This includes Critical Race Theory in the classroom, a parental bill of rights, a measure eliminating pornographic books from school libraries, an expansion of civics and financial literacy education requirements, new school board transparency requirements, and a requirement that student-athletes compete based on their biological sex rather than their gender identity.

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“Standing up for the God-given potential of each and every child in our schools and protecting the teaching of freedom, liberty, opportunity, and the American dream in the classroom should not be controversial. Making sure parents have the ultimate say in their child’s education should not be controversial,” Kemp stated at the signing ceremony.

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“We weren’t elected by the people of this state to shy away from doing what some may call controversial, because the bills we are signing into law today are about doing what is right. As long as my family and I have the honor of serving you, we’re going to continue to put our students and our parents first in the great state of Georgia,” he went on.

The new laws align with a list of Conservative education policies in a year that has seen education become a primary culture war issue following widespread grassroots parent activism driven by fury over pandemic-induced school closures and the incorporation of Critical Race Theory and gender theory into classroom instruction.

The bills drew the wrath of state Democrats, who accused their Republican colleagues of placing excessive burdens on teachers to enact election-year legislation. “It’s bumper sticker legislation of the worst kind. Teachers are going to pay the price,” said state Rep. Stacey Evans, according to WSBTV.

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