Gov. Tony Evers signed 14 bills into law Friday, including a bill that would make intentional destruction of a vaccine or drug a Class I felony, while vetoing four others including a bill targeting the teaching of critical race theory.
That bill, AB411, would have prohibited Wisconsin public schools from teaching students and training employees about concepts like systemic racism and implicit bias.
“I object to creating new censorship rules that restrict schools and educators from teaching honest, complete facts about subjects such as the Civil War and civil rights,” he said. “I trust parents, educators, and schools to work together to do what’s best for our kids — work they have long done without political interference and micromanagement from politicians in Madison.
“Our kids deserve to learn in an atmosphere conducive to learning without being subjected to state legislative encroachment that is neither needed nor warranted,” he added.
Republicans who approved the bill do not have enough votes to override Evers’ veto.