More of the same. Indiana’s Mike Braun and Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn are also on board.
Here is the text of the resolution.
Expressing the sense of the Senate that Critical Race Theory serves as a prejudicial ideological tool, rather than an educational tool, and should not be taught in K–12 classrooms as a way to teach students to judge individuals based on sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin
Resolved, That the Senate—
(1) condemns racism in all forms and calls on the people of the United States to eliminate racism and defend the civil rights of all individuals, including within our Nation’s education system;
(2) calls on the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and State attorneys general to assist schools in being compliant with existing civil rights laws and to investigate and enforce the law when appropriate;
(3) supports the actions taken by States and communities to implement policies and practices to protect the rights of parents and guardians to know what their children are being taught;
(4) calls on States and communities to support curriculum transparency policies that make elementary and secondary education curriculum materials accessible, including online, to parents, guardians, and the public for review before the use of such materials;
(5) recognizes that open enrollment and school choice policies allow students to access the school, and thereby the curriculum, which the parent or guardian believes is best positioned to educate the student;
(6) condemns State and local educational agencies that facilitate or expend resources on education and professional development exercises that focus on ostracizing 1 individual or group from another;
(7) condemns the practice of requiring teachers to receive Critical Race Theory education in order to be certified as a teacher; and
(8) urges State and local educational agencies to ensure that students are taught civics education to learn—
(A) the core tenants of the United States Government, the Constitution of the United States, and the rule of law; and
(B) that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by race, color, or national origin.
I don’t have time to comment on this point by point. As I have done before, I point you to my thoughts on critical race theory in these pieces: