Indiana lawmakers roll back curriculum transparency bills

By CASEY SMITH
Associated Press/Report for America

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana are rolling back the language in a series of bills they said would increase transparency around school curricula, after the proposals drew national attention and widespread opposition.

State senators held back their bill on Wednesday.

It's one of three "education matters" proposals being pushed by conservative lawmakers in both chambers that would mandate that classroom materials be vetted by parent review committees and place restrictions on teaching about racism and political topics.

The House education committee also amended out a requirement that all school curricula, such as daily lesson plans, be posted publicly online, after teachers raised concerns.

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