SD senators reject K-12 ‘divisive concept’ ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee has dismissed Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to ban public K-12 school curricula that compels people to feel “discomfort” based on their race.

The Senate Education committee voted 4-3 to reject the proposal.

The move, made by three Republicans and a Democrat, was a major blow to Noem’s proposal.

She had touted as a repudiation of critical race theory.

It could still be resurrected with widespread support in the full Senate.

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