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The law that prompted a school administrator to call for an “opposing” perspective on the Holocaust is causing confusion across Texas

Lawmakers say schools are misinterpreting a new measure designed to keep critical race theory out of public schools.

An empty classroom at Chapa Middle School in Kyle on Aug. 24, 2021.
A classroom library selection rubric from the Carroll Independent School District north of Fort Worth, used to determine whether a book has met the standards laid out by HB3979, A bill created to limit the teaching of Critical Race Theory and other controversial topics in Texas Schools.

“The point of public education is to introduce the world to students. It’s not there to protect students from the world.”

— Paul Tapp, attorney with the Association of Texas Professional Educators

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