Madison- State Representative Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth) voted to empower parents and keep divisive Critical Race Theory out of our children’s classrooms:
“For parents across the state, and as a parent myself, knowing what my child is learning in school and where school funding is being spent is a high priority,” said Vorpagel. “Today in the Assembly, we helped empower parents with that information.”
The Assembly passed legislation improving transparency for parents by requiring school educational materials and learning activities be posted online for viewing and establishing an online portal providing details about school expenditures.
Additionally, the Assembly passed legislation preventing Critical Race Theory concepts from being taught in classrooms. The legislation does not prevent the teaching or discussion of historical events or history of racism. It prevents themes that are seen as indoctrinating our children such as:
- one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex
- an individual, by virtue of their race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive
whether consciously or unconsciously
- an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of
their race or sex
- Individuals of one race or sex are not able to, and should not attempt to, treat others
without respect to race or sex
- An individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by their race or sex
- An individual, by virtue of their race or sex, bears responsibility for acts committed in the past by other individuals of the same race or sex
- Systems based on meritocracy or traits such as hard work ethic are racist or sexist or are created by individuals of a particular race to oppress individuals of another race
“As parents, we are the decision makers when it comes to our children’s education. I was proud to support these bills today, helping empower parents so that they can ensure their children are receiving a proper education in Wisconsin.”
Representative Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth) serves the 27th Assembly District which includes Kiel, Cleveland, Elkhart Lake, Howards Grove, Plymouth, Kohler, and Sheboygan.