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D49 Board of Education votes to approve resolution opposing principles of Critical Race Theory

Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 6:39 PM MDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2021 at 10:56 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A majority of the D49 Board of Education is against the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in their district, and that majority made their voices heard Thursday night with an official resolution.

The first version of the resolution called for an outright ban of CRT in D-49. Heated and emotional debate during the July 8 board meeting kept members at the meeting from Thursday night into the early-morning hours of Friday. The tone was much less intense Thursday night with a new version of the resolution.

The open forum part of the board meeting started at about 7:15 p.m. on Thursday and was limited to 30 minutes. The board voted to approve the revised resolution opposing principles of Critical Race Theory. Click here to read the resolution. The resolution passed by a vote of 3-2.

For more on what Critical Race Theory is, watch the video at the top of this article.

The board members voted as follows:

President John Graham: Yea

Vice President Kevin Butcher: Nay

Treasurer Dave Cruson: Nay

Secretary Rick Van Wieren: Yea

Director Ivy Liu: Yea

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