Defend SC Students' Right to Learn
Truthful and comprehensive discussions about United States and South Carolina history are critical for students to understand the racial and gender inequalities persistent in our society. Without an understanding of our past, we can’t build a more just and equitable future.
H. 3728 contains harmful provisions that seek to prevent public educators from teaching the full truth of past and present race and gender inequalities in their classrooms, subject educators to undue surveillance of their instruction, and burden them with unnecessary complaint processes.
During the 2023 legislative session, the House and Senate each passed versions of this bill but haven’t been able to reach a compromise yet on the final bill. This means a committee of six legislators will work together to try to find a compromise and pass some version of a classroom censorship bill. We need to tell them before they convene that we want them to vote no – there is no acceptable version of legislation that prevents teachers from teaching the truth.
Representative Shannon Erickson
Representative Adam Morgan
Representative Terry Alexander
Senator Shane Massey
Senator Greg Hembree
Senator Darrell Jackson