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.
Rep. Beeler talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5288, which clarifies that an application for an absentee ballot must include an actual signature as opposed to an electronic signature, a move he says will provide parity between the different ways Michigan residents can vote.
The Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Andrew Beeler’s plan to specify that a Michigan voter must physically sign an absentee application before receiving a ballot.
As rising fuel prices continue to increase costs on Michigan families, state Rep. Andrew Beeler, who serves on the House Tax Policy Committee, and the Michigan House of Representatives today approved a plan to repeal the state gas tax for six months.