States proposing laws to control classroom discussions

Lack of parental demand is not deterring Republicans from introducing laws to ban teachers from discussing certain topics in the classroom including race and LGBTQ+ issues. In 2021 there were 155 bills in 38 states censoring teachers in the classroom. (The Guardian, February 21, 2022, by Adam Gabbatt)

The sponsors of a Florida law to ban classroom discussions to indoctrinate cultural guilt in students contend that nothing in the bill prohibits the teaching of facts about slavery, sexism racial oppression, racial segregation and racial discrimination. But those opposed to the bill say it will make it difficult to discuss race gender identity and other important topics. (Florida Politics, February 9, 2022, by Jesse Scheckner)

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