House Education Committee Passes Legislation Addressing Critical Race Theory in North Carolina School Systems

North Carolina House Education Chairmen Torbett (R-Gaston) and Blackwell (R-Burke), today unveiled legislation preventing discriminatory concepts, like Critical Race Theory, from being taught as fact or endorsed in North Carolina school districts. 
 
A House Committee Substitute for House Bill 324, “Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimination/Schools,” would prevent students or teachers from being taught that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex, or other related concepts that reduce individuals to their gender or skin color.

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House Passes Legislation Cracking Down on Riots and Civil Disorder

Raleigh, N.C. – Today, House Bill 805: Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder, passed the North Carolina House of Representatives with an 88-25 vote.
 
House Bill 805 would seek to deter future civil unrest through multiple avenues. The legislation would significantly increase penalties for inciting a riot that leads to death, engaging in riots, and engaging in riots that lead to the physical injury of a first responder. Individuals whose person or property are damaged in a riot would be able to recover treble damages, court costs, and attorneys’ fees.

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Legislature Sends Governor Bill to Provide New Summer School Option for NC Families

Raleigh, N.C. – Today, the General Assembly gave unanimous approval to legislation to create a new summer school option for students who have fallen behind due to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Specifically, House Bill 82, Summer Learning Choice for NC Families, will create a six week in-person and fully funded summer school program available to every family if they so choose. 
 

In-Person Learning Requirements Approved by North Carolina House of Representatives

The agreement goes beyond vetoed S.B. 37 to require elementary schools reopen full-time to all students under Plan A

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Thursday to an agreement to reopen North Carolina classrooms for students, unanimously passing a measure that goes beyond the previously vetoed Senate Bill 37 to require elementary school classrooms offer in-person instruction.

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Local School Reopening Bill Scheduled for House K-12 Committee As Governor Blocks Classroom Access

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation to allow some local North Carolina school districts to safely reopen full-time notwithstanding the Governor’s veto of classroom access for students will be considered next week, the House Education K-12 Committee announced today.

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