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, R-Port Huron, who serves on the House Tax Policy Committee, today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new call for a sales tax suspension on school supplies after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature:
The House Oversight Committee today approved a plan state Rep. Andrew Beeler helped introduce to rein in broad emergency authority used by state executive agencies — bolstering accountability to the people’s elected representatives in the Michigan Legislature.
Rep. Beeler talks about House passage Friday of the state’s budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year, saying the spending plan uses extra revenue to pay down state debt while also setting aside dollars for tax relief.