Bill on teaching racism in schools moves through House

A bill setting rules on how schools teach about racism has passed the House, two weeks after being left for dead by the Senate. Cicero Representative Tony J. Cook (R) says the bill takes pains to make clear teachers can and should fully discuss the wrongs of history, from slavery to the Wounded Knee Massacre to the Holocaust. But it instructs schools not to tell students they should feel discomfort or guilt about their own race, religion or sex based on those events. Opponents charge the bill will end up muzzling teachers for fear of triggering legal action.