HB2458, sponsored by Beverly Pingerelli (R-28), is an “anti-CRT” bill fueled by anti-public school culture wars. This would ban teaching “controversial topics” in schools and drive further distrust of educators. Teachers could be disciplined up to losing their teaching certificate, and school districts would face penalties of up to $5,000. Students need to know both the good and bad of our history so they can learn from the mistakes of our past. We should support critical thinking which teaches kids to interpret and analyze ideas on their own, not censor classroom conversations. This bill is identical to last year’s HB2112, which did not pass. Scheduled for House Education Committee, Tuesday. OPPOSE.