View Amendment Current Amendment: 11 to Bill 5183

Reps. BENNETT and LONG propose the following Amendment No. to H. 5183 (COUNCIL\WAB\5183C009.RT.WAB22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 59-29-620(D) and inserting:

/(D) Instruction or instructional materials which create a narrative that the United States was founded for the purpose of oppression, that the American Revolution was fought for the purpose of protecting oppression or that United States history is a story defined by oppression is hereby prohibited. Notwithstanding subsection (A), LEAs are not prohibited from including concepts as part of a course of instruction, in a curriculum or instructional program, or through the use of supplemental instructional materials if those concepts involve:

(1) the history of an ethnic group, as described in the South Carolina State Standards and instructional materials adopted pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Regulations 43-70 (Textbook Adoption);

(2) the impartial discussion of controversial aspects of history; or

(3) the impartial instruction on the historical oppression of a particular group of people based on race, ethnicity, class, nationality, religion, or geographic region. /