(WSBTV) – The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted unanimously to remove words like “diversity”, “equity” and “inclusion” from teacher training rules Thursday.
Starting July 1, teacher training programs are no longer required to discuss the words when preparing educators for the classroom.
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Teachers and civil rights advocates present for the vote called the commissioners “shameful.” “They know what they’re doing. Education is an institution that can either destroy or nurture future generations, but they don’t want strong generations. They want disempowered generations in pain under this white supremacist violence,” said Jonathan Peraza-Campos with the Intercultural Development Research Association.