Indiana classroom transparency bill stalls in GOP-run Senate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana education proposal that drew criticism for originally aiming to place broad restrictions on teaching about racism and political topics has taken a major blow in the Legislature.

The proposal faced a Monday deadline in the Senate for the debate of proposed amendments, but the bill sponsor did not call it for debate.

The Republican-dominated House in January approved the bill that supporters said was aimed at increasing transparency about what was being taught in classrooms.

Some provisions from the proposal could be revived before the March 14 deadline for ending this year's legislative session, but Republican Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray told reporters the bill didn't have enough support among GOP senators to advance.

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