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Texas Senate approves bill barring professors from “compelling” students to adopt certain political beliefs

Critics say Senate Bill 16 is overly vague and will create a chilling effect that will prevent important conversations about race and gender. But Republican supporters say the legislation is necessary to protect conservative students who are self-censoring in the classroom.

Students walk through campus on the first day of classes at the University of Texas at Arlington on Aug. 27, 2021.

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