Critical race theory debate rages at Capitol


(Updated to add more testimony and reaction to limits on those who could testify with edits throughout)

The battle over critical race theory raged at the Capitol on Wednesday as lawmakers explored how much it's influencing public education in Kansas.

The issue highlighted a daylong hearing held by a special joint House-Senate committee on education that's examining a number of issues affecting student achievement.

Among them was critical race theory, which a member of the State Board of Education called an "adult made up thing," while one lawmaker saw it as . . .


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