Originally published at ABC 7 KATV
School officials in Ohio discuss circumventing critical race theory ban, watchdog says
By Alec Schemmel | January 17, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio (TND) — Public school officials in Columbus, Ohio, can be heard discussing how to circumvent a proposed state law banning them from teaching critical race theory in an undercover report from the right-leaning watchdog group Accuracy in Media (AIM).
Last year in Ohio, the state legislature attempted to pass House Bill 616, which has been equated to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law. However, the bill never made it out of the Ohio legislature.
But even if the bill had been passed, the undercover video obtained by AIM makes it “clear that these school administrators would have worked around it,” according to the watchdog group.
AIM has already exposed instances of school officials allegedly bucking state laws targeting critical race theory and similar topics in Iowa, Idaho and Tennessee.