HB 616 is an Attack on Honest & Inclusive Education

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HB 616 is the latest attempt by politicians to control what can be taught in the classroom. The bill:

  • bans books;
  • prohibits teaching of "divisive" concepts;
  • limits what can be used as continuing education credits for educators;
  • and includes a more expansive version of Florida's “Don't Say Gay” bill that prohibits the education and discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.

Violations of the bill could result in suspended or revoked licenses for educators and financial penalties for school districts. HB 616 is part of a national effort led by conservative think tanks to attack public schools and increase the use of private school vouchers and for-profits charters.

Educators deserve to be treated as professionals, not to be micromanaged and threatened by politicians that are trying to divide our communities.

Tell your Representative and Ohio House Speaker Cupp that enough is enough: Stop HB 616.