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Tag: DIVISIVE CONCEPTS

Alabama Auburn Alabama News
Reactions from University of Alabama, Auburn University suggest compliance with 'divisive concepts' ban

In the early stages of discussions about the so-called "divisive concepts" legislation, the question was raised as to whether or not the University of Alabama System and Auburn University could be compelled by an act of the Alabama Legislature to adhere to such a ban given both schools have specific language regarding their governance in the Alabama Constitution.

DEI Alabama News
Talmadge Butts: What’s so divisive about the 'divisive concepts' bill?

Because there has been much ado from the opponents of the bill that “divisive concepts” is overbroad, it is important to review the actual text.

DEI scoreboard at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, 11/18/2023 Alabama News
'I've been assured and reassured': State Rep. Oliver says divisive concepts legislation will pass in 'first week or two' of legislative session

What seems like a layup for a supermajority Republican-led Alabama Legislature has eluded the body for the last few years.

Terri Sewell at 16th Street Baptist Church, 9/15/2023 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Sewell accuses certain Americans of attempting to 'whitewash' history, ban books on anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) used the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on Friday to accuse her political opponents of attempting to "whitewash" history and ban books.

Benard Simelton Alabama News
Alabama NAACP condemns state legislature's anti-CRT bill; Claims it would ban teaching of slavery, 'real history' — 'We know what's happening on Florida'

The president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, Bernard Simelton, compared Alabama to Florida as he openly condemned the Alabama Legislature for its efforts to pass a law banning Critical Race Theory and other "divisive concepts" from the classroom.

Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter waiting on Senate support before bringing 'divisive concepts' bill to the floor — 'There’s got to be an appetite for it'

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) says he's waiting to be sure he has the support before bringing his hotly-debated divisive concepts bill to the Senate floor for a vote.

School Choice Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Data does not support the idea that the PRICE Act will take too much funding from the ETF

If the legislature continues to delay school choice legislation, it’s not because it is too costly or because the program would not improve the quality of education in Alabama’s schools.

Ed Oliver Alabama News
Divisive concepts bill clears committee, moves to House of Representatives for vote

The bill by State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) banning the teaching of “divisive concepts” in Alabama schools and universities has passed committee and will go to the floor for a vote.

Photo from UAH Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Facebook page Alabama News
Alabama Commission on Higher Ed executive director Purcell defends DEI programs in taxpayer-funded universities — Criticizes GOP efforts to prohibit endorsement, forced assent to 'divisive concepts'

Alabama Commission on Higher Education executive director Jim Purcell defended diversity, equity and inclusion programs on Friday, criticizing a GOP-backed resolution to eliminate these programs in public institutions and a bill that would prohibit "divisive concepts" from being endorsed by higher education professionals. 

Oliver Alabama News
‘Divisive concepts’ prohibition legislation pre-filed by State Rep. Oliver

A bill pre-filed by State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) on Wednesday would prohibit “education, promotion, and endorsement of certain divisive concepts in certain public school settings.”

Barfoot Alabama News
State Sen. Barfoot vows 'divisive concepts' legislation that could limit CRT will be back in 2023

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" earlier this week, State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road), who sponsored the legislation in the Alabama Senate, said the bill would return in 2023.