Concerns about leftist teachings dominated, no live public testimony was accepted and there was no representation from key players at state education agencies — the result of some figures either declining or being unable to participate.
The state was asked to clarify how it will meet federal requirements before it can access some $147 million in stimulus money.
Watch Shaakirrah Sanders’ remarks and the full African American Chamber of Commerce of Idaho’s critical race theory panel here.
Idaho is embroiled in a lawsuit over its ban on transgender women and girls competing on school sports teams that match their gender identity.
The organization, which advocates for Black businesspeople in the state, is hosting a virtual panel consisting of educators, a law professor and Mike Satz of the anti-extremism group Idaho 97.
It’s unclear why Idaho’s plan hasn’t been OK’d yet.
Some 600 teachers earned master educator premiums ahead of the program’s phaseout.