“In my opinion, our approach to these complicated issues shouldn’t be just to pass more laws,” said Dogan, the only Black Republican in the House. “We, legislators, do that all the time. What we really need to do is to make sure that our schools are following the spirit and the letter of the laws that are already on the books.”
Rep. Rasheen Aldridge, D-St. Louis, told House members no student should be made to feel “less,” but said challenging conversations should take place in education.
“Discomfort isn’t a bad thing,” said Aldridge. “We do it a lot in this building. … CRT is problematic, not just for me or people that look like me. It’s problematic for us as a whole to be able to work together.”