SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is pushing the state’s public universities to bar the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism.
She is jumping on a nationwide movement among GOP stalwarts to keep critical race theory out of classrooms.
The Republican governor sent a letter to the Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s six public universities.
She targeted critical race theory and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project.”
The Board of Regents has a policy of protecting freedom of expression to allow faculty and students to discuss “scholarly opinions and conclusions.”
To see the letter sent by the governor, click here.