(MSN, 10/14/21) Ohio’s State Board of Education repealed an anti-racism resolution Wednesday night and replaced it with one condemning any teachings that “seek to divide.” It’s not nearly as aggressive,” board member John Hagan said in an interview. “It doesn’t do any of the things that frankly I disagreed with.” Resolution 20, which Hagan and a number of other board members disliked from the beginning, passed in July 2020 – just a few weeks after the murder of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer. It condemned hate crimes and white supremacy movements “in the strongest possible terms,” but it also directed the Ohio Department of Education to teach its employees about implicit bias. Local school boards were asked to review their graduation rates, discipline records and classroom resources.
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