On Tuesday, July 13, the Ohio State Board of Education will vote on a resolution asking Ohio Attorney General David Yost for a formal opinion on the "legal authority or lack thereof" of the State Board of Education to condemn racism. Last year the Board passed a resolution doing exactly that, by a 12-5 majority, and now certain Board members want to stop our state’s progress. Last year’s resolution simply encouraged all school districts in Ohio to incorporate curricula and programs to teach how racism impacts society and how to recognize and eliminate racism.
AG Yost has come out in favor of the state legislature’s ongoing attempts to limit what teachers can say about our country’s racial history. But we know that honesty in education will help Ohio children develop critical thinking skills and build a better future for all of us. Allowing the Board of Education to pass this regressive resolution will advance the goals of legislators who want to stop free speech in Ohio classrooms.
Let's stop this resolution! Please take just a few moments to fill in your contact information and send State Board of Education members a message to stop this resolution!
PROTECT HONESTY & ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE CLASSROOM
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