The governor of North Dakota signed a bill Friday banning critical race theory (CRT) in schools, making North Dakota the latest Republican-controlled state to take legislative action against CRT in public education.
“This bill addresses the concerns of parents while preserving the decision-making authority of local school boards to approve curriculum that is factual, objective and aligned with state content standards,” Gov. Doug Burgum told Fox News in a statement. He signed the bill Friday.
KX News first reported that the bill cleared the Senate. It passed the Senate 38-9, according to the state legislature’s website. The bill cleared the state House 76-16 on Thursday.
The anti-CRT bill was swiftly introduced and approved during a special session that was called to address redistricting and the spending of coronavirus stimulus money.