University regents vote down Pillen’s proposal opposing CRT

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Board of Regents have voted down the Critical Race Theory resolution proposed by regent and gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen.

Pillen introduced the resolution, which would bar the teaching of CRT from university curriculum.

It was voted down on Friday, 5-to-3.

While his resolution praises the University of Nebraska system for being a place for open reflection, discussion and free speech, also sought to have regents opposed CRT from being introduced into the curriculum.

The subject of CRT has become a political issue nationwide.

University President Ted Carter stressed during Friday's meeting that CRT would not be a requirement to graduate from the university system.