Texas Senate passes bill to ban CRT in state universities

The legislation, which heads to the House next, is one of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s priorities.
FILE – Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Aug. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

The Texas Senate voted Wednesday to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory in state public universities, over concerns voiced by Democrats that the bill was vague and could stifle education in Texas.

The measure, adopted on a party-line 19-12 vote, would prohibit a teacher from compelling students to adopt a belief that any race, sex, or ethnicity, or social, political, or religious belief is inherently superior to any other race, sex, ethnicity, or belief.

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