Posted on April 30, 2021

Idaho Passes Law Banning Critical Race Theory ‘Indoctrination’ at Public Schools

Caroline Downey, National Review, April 29, 2021

Republican Governor of Idaho Brad Little signed into a law a bill prohibiting public school teachers from “indoctrinating” students with critical race theory.

The bill received a majority vote of 28-7 in the legislature was subsequently sent to Little’s desk. It bans educators from forcing students to “affirm, adopt or adhere to” any teachings that profess that an existing identity group is inherently superior or inferior to another or responsible for any historical wrongs associated with their identity group.


HB 377, sponsored by state Republican Senator Carl Crabtree, also affirmed the obligation of teachers to protect the right of students to express differing opinions and “foster and defend intellectual honesty, freedom of inquiry and instruction, and freedom of speech and association.”


The legislation also bans funding to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities that force students to subscribe to tenets of critical race theory. {snip}