Kemp joined the growing chorus of Republicans, including state Attorney General Chris Carr, opposing critical race theory, the decades-old educational concept that seeks to highlight how historical inequities and racism shape all aspects of society.
In a letter last month, Kemp urged the state Board of Education to take “immediate steps to ensure that critical race theory and its dangerous ideology do not take root in our state standards and curriculum.”
The theory has been linked to schools’ diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. More than a dozen other states have passed or are considering legislation restricting how race and racism are taught in school.
The Georgia Board of Education meeting will be held at 1 p.m. via conference call and livestreamed at youtube.com/gadoemedia.