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Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given House approval

House Bill 3979 is part of a national effort by red-state legislatures to ban or limit the teaching of critical race theory. That academic discipline examines how racism has shaped legal and social systems within the United States.

High school students walk to their next class after the bell rings at Elsik Ninth Grade Center in Houston on March 28, 2018.

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