This is a major win for the next generation of Americans.
In a vote mostly along party lines, the Senate narrowly passed an amendment to ban federal funding to schools that teach Critical Race Theory.
The amendment was part of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill.
CRT is Marxist ideology that teaches children to hate America by stating it’s an evil country.
It also creates sharp racial division by teaching white children they’re born oppressors and teaching black children they’re perpetual victims.
If CRT is allowed to indoctrinate our children, it will create further racial strife and chaos across the country.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., led the fight to ensure CRT has no place in the education of our nation’s youth.
The amendment passed by a 50-49 vote.
Only 1 Democrat voted to pass the amendment, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin.
After recording the vote, we now have a record of all the Democrat Senators who supported teaching Marxist ideology to our children.
BREAKING: The Senate has voted 50-49 to pass @SenTomCotton's amendment to prohibit federal funds from being used to promote critical race theory in K-12 schools.
The fight against CRT has gone national—and Sen. Cotton is leading the way.pic.twitter.com/6MpA8hDhpb
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) August 11, 2021
Senate votes 50-49 to PASS Tom Cotton's amendment banning federal funding to schools that teach critical race theoryhttps://t.co/EYryzMNfuc
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 12, 2021
Senate passed Cotton amendment to ban federal dollars from funding Critical Race Theory in schools | Just The News https://t.co/ikpUx8Wq0z
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) August 11, 2021
BREAKING: The Senate just passed a #VoteARama amendment introduced by @SenTomCotton that would prohibit federal tax dollars from going to pre-K programs and K-12 schools that teach Critical Race Theory (CRT). The final vote was 50-49.
Huge win for families! https://t.co/aBoictGz8n
— American Principles 🇺🇸 (@approject) August 11, 2021
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) August 12, 2021
The Senate approved my amendment to prohibit federal funds from being used to indoctrinate kids with Critical Race Theory. All but one Democrat voted against it. pic.twitter.com/ZjvcM2uqB5
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) August 11, 2021
Daily Mail reported:
The Senate on Tuesday voted 50-49 to pass an amendment to its $3.5trillion budget blueprint that would ban federal funds from being used to teach critical race theory in schools.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined all of his Republican colleagues in voting to pass the amendment.
The amendment passed around 3:30 a.m. as part of a 15-hour ‘vote-a-rama’ that led to the passing of the blueprint. The resolution is non-binding and cannot be legally enforced.
‘In America, our rights have no color, our law and society should be color blind, and, as Dr. Martin Luther King said, we should not be judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character,’ the Arkansas Republican said on the Senate floor.
Cotton, who’s been an ardent warrior against critical race theory (CRT), called the ideology ‘un-American.’
‘They want to teach our children that America is not a good nation, but a racist nation,’ he said. ‘Those teachings are wrong and our tax dollars should not support them.’
CRT curriculum shot up in popularity the past spring in light of last year’s racial injustice protests. Supporters say it teaches children the issue of the systemic racism ingrained in America’s history, law and culture, while opponents say it traumatizes and divides children by teaching them that white people are inherently racist.
Cotton has been at the forefront of the contentious fight against the teaching, also introducing a bill to ban the US military from promoting CRT. He and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, launched a whistleblower webpage where services members shared their experience with CRT in the service.
The Epoch Times also weighed in:
All Republicans and one Democrat voted in favor of Cotton’s amendment, passing 51–49 in the upper chamber. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), whose home state of West Virginia voted heavily in favor of former President Donald Trump, was the lone Democrat senator to join the GOP.
There has been fierce debate over whether CRT or similar initiatives—including the New York Times’ “1619 Project” or diversity, equity, and inclusion training—should be taught to schoolchildren. Parents across the United States have held protests against school boards that have increasingly started to promote CRT or CRT-aligned viewpoints in class.
Meanwhile, some media outlets and pundits have claimed that CRT is only taught in higher education settings, such as in colleges and universities, and isn’t being widely adopted by teachers. However, critics of CRT have said there are plenty of examples of young children in school being taught to believe that white people are inherently racist—a key CRT tenet—and that “systemic racism” permeates every U.S. institution.
Cotton, during his Senate speech, pointed to several examples of CRT being used in schools, saying that at least 30 schools in 15 states have assigned the CRT-aligned book, “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness,” which depicts “whiteness” as the devil, or Satan.
And Legal Insurrection’s Criticalrace.org, which notes that CRT is an offshoot of earlier Marxist European critical theory, says that “Critical Race Training in primary and secondary education is a growing issue and one that’s significantly more difficult to track.”
The overall $3.5 trillion budget package’s framework was passed along party lines early on Wednesday, with all Democrats voting in favor of advancing it and with no Republican support. However, some moderate Democrats like Manchin have criticized the overall price tag of the bill.