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Texas’ debate over school chaplains escalates school board culture wars

A new law lets schools use safety funds to pay for unlicensed chaplains working in mental health roles. Supporters say it helps address student mental health while critics blast it as a Christian nationalist attempt to convert children to a specific form of faith.

By Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service
Odessa High School students walk between classes on Sept. 13, 2023, in Odessa.

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