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NJ Public Schools to Start Teaching AAPI History; Florida Expands Efforts to Ban Teaching of Racism

HeadlineJan 19, 2022

New Jersey public K-12 schools will now be required to teach Asian American and Pacific Islander history. Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed the law Tuesday, making New Jersey the second U.S. state to have this requirement, after Illinois.

In more education news, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing legislation that would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel “discomfort” or “guilt” by teaching students or training employees on racial discrimination in the U.S. This is DeSantis’s latest attack against the teaching of critical race theory.

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