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Teachers Association Files a Federal Lawsuit Against the Tennessee Education Department Over Race Education Restrictions

A teachers association in Tennessee has filed a federal lawsuit against the state education department’s restrictions on curriculum regarding race and gender in public schools.

The Tennessee Education Association and five Tennessee public school educators behind the lawsuit believe the Tennessee policy that bans certain concepts from being included in curriculum, programs or supplemental materials complicates how students learn about “controversial” subjects such as slavery, the Holocaust, 9/11 and more.

“There is no group of individuals more passionate and committed to ensuring Tennessee students receive a high-quality education than public school educators,” said Tanya T. Coats, a Knox County educator and Tennessee Education Association President. “This law interferes with Tennessee teachers’ job to provide a fact-based, well-rounded education to their students.”

Read the source article at ABC News

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