Ohio lawmakers recently passed legislation that allows teachers to carry firearms in the classroom with just 24 hours of training. Teachers, educators and law enforcement testified against the bill. Still, HB 99 passed. Why do our lawmakers think teachers should serve double duty as security guards—with minimal training?
Ohio lawmakers have also proposed in HB 616 that teachers be prohibited from teaching “divisive or inherently racists concepts.” That sounds like a good idea, except the bill defines divisive or racist topics to include critical race theory and the 1619 Project. But these are theories that expose the dark side of our history and explain the racial divide America faces. Why are lawmakers trying to suppress honesty in education?
Listen to our conversation with Scott DiMauro, president of the Ohio Education Association.