Gov Cooper vetoes North Carolina bill limiting K-12 racial teaching

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FILE – Gov. Roy Cooper listens to a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cooper will discuss the pandemic, education and his re-election bid in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 6. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has rejected a bill to limit how teachers can discuss certain racial concepts inside the classroom.

Republicans do not appear to have the necessary votes to override the Democratic governor’s veto on Friday.

The proposal would have prohibited teachers from compelling students to personally adopt any ideas from a list of 13 beliefs.

North Carolina’s bill follows a national trend of Republican-controlled legislatures looking to combat certain ideas they associate with “critical race theory.”

The GOP has not identified a single case of alleged “indoctrination” that House Bill 324 would have prevented.

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