Ask Your State Representative to Oppose HB 322 and HB 327

Ask Your State Representative to Oppose HB 322 and HB 327

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) opposes HB 322 and HB 327. Both bills will receive a hearing in the Ohio House of Representatives State and Local Government Committee at 3 pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (see more info below).

HB 322 and HB 327 contain a toxic combination of murky prohibitions about instruction on “divisive” concepts that are linked to extreme penalties for students, educators, and schools.

The list of prohibited and “divisive concepts” in these bills appears to be intended as a reference to so-called “Critical Race Theory” (CRT). Neither the National Education Association (NEA) nor OEA advocate for teaching “CRT” to K-12 students, nor is it taught in any Ohio classroom. OEA has developed a messaging triangle to explain this attack against educators and students in the classroom, which can be downloaded here.

OEA is clear in its advocacy to provide honesty in education for students and protect educators from harassment or fear for doing their jobs. These bills are a direct assault on the academic freedom and honesty our educators provide their students.

Instead of censorship and fear, let’s trust Ohio’s educators to do their jobs on behalf of students. And let’s support honesty in education. That means creating an educational environment that invites diverse experiences and multiple perspectives, as well as providing the resources and materials for all students to engage fully with the standards-based curriculum.

TAKE ACTION: Ask your State Representative to support honesty in education instead of censorship, intimidation, and fear.

  • Use the email option below to send a preset message to your State Representative
  • Submit written testimony of your own to the Committee Chair’s office at: Rep01@OhioHouse.gov
  • View the next committee hearing on HB 322 and HB 327 in the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Record a short video of why you feel these bills are bad for Ohio’s children and email to OEA to be shared on social media

OHIO HOUSE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
Committee Hearing on HB 322 and HB 327
Ohio Statehouse
Wednesday, September 22, 3pm
Room 121, Overflow in Room 122
To view the hearing live or in archive, go to Ohiochannel.com and click on “House State and Local Government Committee”

Use the button to take action by sending an email to your State Representative: