Oklahoma Board of Education Passes New Rules Covering Race and Gender Topics in Classrooms
Earlier this Summer in May Oklahoma Legislators passed House Bill (HB 1775) which bans the teaching or practice of "Critical Race Theory" in Oklahoma schools. The bill also has some specific elements that limit and/or prohibit universities from requiring students to take mandatory race and gender diversity counseling or training. Governor Kevin Stitt signed the new bill and it went into effect at the beginning of the month on July 1st (07-01-21). That left students, parents and educators across the state wondering just how HB-1775 will be applied and enforced starting with this upcoming school year.