Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Herbster vows to ‘protect’ Nebraska schools from Critical Race Theory

A Nebraska gubernatorial candidate says he will "protect" state schools from Critical Race Theory. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Nebraska gubernatorial candidate says he will “protect” state schools from Critical Race Theory.

A spokeswoman for Charles Herbster, a Republican businessman who announced his candidacy in April, said in an emailed release that Herbster’s team is the first in the nation to sign The 1776 Action Pledge, an effort to “stop schools from teaching Nebraska’s children to hate our nation.”

“Playing politics with our children is not the Nebraskan way,” Herbster was quoted as saying in the release. “We must ensure that Critical Race Theory is never taught in our public schools and universities.”

Gov. Ricketts, who Herbster hopes to replace, has been an outspoken critic of Critical Race Theory.

Ricketts is scheduled to appear in townhalls in Grand Island and Nebraska City on Thursday to speak out against the topic.

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