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Missouri Legislative Panel Hears from Parents Who Want Critical Race Theory Banned in K-12 Schools

(Missourinet) A Missouri legislative committee heard Monday from opponents of critical race theory. Alisa Nelson reports.

Hearing testimony was invitation only and none of the individuals who testified are African Americans. A state education department official spoke and the rest were Missourians who oppose the teaching of critical race theory in K-12 schools. Representative Ingrid Burnett of Kansas City said the hearing should have been open for anyone to testify – not just a select few…

Committee chair, Senator Cindy O’Laughlin of Shelbina, says she chose to focus on certain parents.

O’Laughin said LaGarrett King, a Mizzou professor in K-12 black history education, was invited to speak. He declined the invitation.

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