State Rep. David Gregory (R-St. Louis County) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on February 19, 2019 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

Missouri lawmaker files bill to ban CRT from being taught in public schools

State Rep. David Gregory (R-St. Louis County) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on February 19, 2019 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

A state lawmaker who’s filed legislation to prohibit critical race theory (CRT) from being taught in Missouri public schools says the United States is the greatest nation in world history, and it not systemically racist.

State Rep. David Gregory (R-St. Louis County) has filed a bill to ensure that lessons taught in school will ban the teaching that any one race or sex is superior in any way, while seeking to prevent any discrimination or negative consequences from affecting students.

Gregory says America’s history must be taught with facts, context and fairness. He chairs the Missouri House Special Committee on Government Accountability.

Opponents of similar legislation have said that CRT is not being taught in Missouri public schools. Missouri’s 2022 legislative session begins on January 5 in Jefferson City.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.