The House Committee on Education on Tuesday approved a plan by state Rep. Andrew Beeler to prohibit inclusion of race and gender stereotyping in the state’s K-12 curriculum.
“Michigan schools are tasked with educating young people — preparing them for adulthood and good citizenship — but some backwards theories would teach students to see others differently based solely on race or gender,” said Beeler, of Port Huron. “By keeping race and gender stereotyping out of curriculum, we will encourage students to treat one another as individuals with respect and decency.”
Beeler’s House Bill 5097 would prohibit state and local school boards from incorporating any form of race or gender stereotyping in core academic curriculum. The plan outlines the statements, beliefs or ideas of race or gender stereotyping, specifically listing several statements involving assumptions about individuals based on racial group, ethnic group or gender.
The committee approved HB 5097 in an 8-5 vote, and it is now before the entire House of Representatives for consideration.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler, of Port Huron, on Tuesday testified before the House Committee on Regulatory Reform in support of his bipartisan plan to help Michigan drivers by updating guidelines and authorizing additional options for vehicle loan and lease protection.
Rep. Beeler says his conversations with local and family business owners lead him to believe that shopping close to home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas is crucial this year in the Thumb and Bluewater areas.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler, of Port Huron, today said recent comments by the Detroit Public Schools superintendent demonstrate the need for Beeler’s plan to prohibit discriminatory teaching in public school K-12 curriculum.
Some constituents have called my office with questions about my bill to ban race and gender stereotyping in K-12 classrooms. Here is my floor speech on the bill (HB 5097) which hopefully answers questions and provides more context in the nature of this bill.
Never hesitate to call my office at 517-373-0835 with any questions.