UPDATE: Georgia State Board of Education approves resolution that addresses how race is discussed in public schools

Meeting is scheduled for 1pm Thursday
The JCPS Board of Education voted unanimously to approve requests from more than 700 students...
The JCPS Board of Education voted unanimously to approve requests from more than 700 students for a supplemental year, though students will still have the opportunity to change their minds, according to a district spokesperson.(Unsplash)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 12:47 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - In the past couple of weeks, the teaching of concepts, such as Critical Race Theory, in schools has been a topic of debate in Georgia.

Thursday, the state board of education held a special meeting on the subject of race and the classroom. It was approved with 11 “yes” votes and 2 “no” votes. The resolution, which does not address any one particular concept, is written to prevent theories, including “concepts that impute fault, blame, a tendency to oppress others, or the need to feel guilt or anguish to persons solely because of their race or sex violate the premises of individual rights, equal opportunity, and individual merit underpinning our constitutional republic, and therefore have no place in training for teachers, administrators, or other employees of the public educational system of the State of Georgia.”

The resolution is not a policy or curriculum change. Governor Brian Kemp wrote a letter to the state’s board of education saying the subject is “dangerous ideology.” Read the resolution below. Watch the live webcast here. Read the resolution below (it is currently being edited and will be updated).

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