Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne

Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne, listens during a Senate session on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at the Capitol. Rhianna Gelhart/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – Despite a unanimous vote of approval by the Senate Education Committee last week, a bill intending to keep critical race theory from being taught in Wyoming classrooms split the Senate in the committee of the whole.

Legislators still moved Senate File 103 forward Monday afternoon, but not without adopting an amendment to adjust the scope of the legislation and removing the words “critical race theory.” Instead, it states instruction shall not include American institutions and ideals that promote divisions or hatred on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color or origin.

Jasmine Hall is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s education reporter. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 307-633-3167. Follow her on Twitter @jasminerhphotos and on Instagram @jhrose25.

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