Students in public schools and employees of local and state government could not be taught about certain concepts related to race and gender under legislation passed by the state Assembly on Tuesday.
Although the bills don’t refer to “critical race theory” by name, the phrase has been used as a catch-all to describe concepts and theories including systemic racism and gender inequality. Both introduced by Republicans, the bills passed on party lines. They would have to be approved by the state Senate before reaching Gov. Tony Evers’ desk, where they would almost certainly be rejected.
The legislation follows a series of similar bills proposed or passed by Republicans in state legislatures nationwide.