Tennessee Schools Violating Anti-CRT Law May Lose Millions in Funding Under New Rule

Public school districts in Tennessee could lose millions of dollars of state funds and teachers could have their licenses suspended for teaching “prohibited concepts” related to critical race theory (CRT), according to a new rule proposed by Tennessee Department of Education. The proposed rule is meant to help schools navigate the upcoming 2021–22 academic year, in the wake of a new state law that bans certain concepts from K-12 education programs. A draft of the rule is posted on the education department’s website for a 10-day public comment period, from Aug. 2 through Aug. 11. Under the new law signed by Gov. Bill Lee, teachers in Tennessee are prohibited from telling students that an individual is inherently privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive by virtue of their race or sex, or that anyone should feel discomfort or guilt because of their race or sex. The law also prohibits teaching denials to …Read More

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