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Senate Passes Amendment to Ban Federal Funding for Critical Race Theory in Schools


The Senate approved an amendment to the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill that will ban federal funding for critical race theory in schools.

Sen. Tom Cotton introduced the “Stop CRT Act” to prevent the teaching of controversial ideas in public school classrooms, per Just the News. 

“They want to teach our children that America is not a good nation but a racist nation,” Cotton said prior to the vote. “Those teachings are wrong and our tax dollars should not support them.” 

“My amendment will ensure that federal funds aren’t used to indoctrinate children as young as pre-K to hate America,” he continued. 

All Senate democrats voted against the ban, aside from Joe Manchin who gave republicans the necessary vote to pass the amendment. 

“Our future depends on the next generation of kids loving America and loving each other as fellow citizens, no matter their race,” Cotton said.