Oklahoma state board affirms decision to downgrade accreditation for 2 school districts over violating law on race and gender teaching
(CNN)Two school districts in Oklahoma will remain under a downgraded accreditation status after they were accused of violating a state law that bars certain types of teachings on race and gender, despite educators' calls on Thursday to lift the punishment they say is hurting teachers and students.
The Oklahoma State Board of Education reaffirmed a 4-2 vote on July 28 designating the Tulsa Public Schools and Mustang Public Schools districts as "accredited with warning."
The reduction means the districts are two tiers away from losing accreditation altogether.
"We are disappointed...