What’s in the new laws on “obscene” materials and Critical Race Theory?

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EDUCATION
JUSTICE & CIVIL RIGHTS
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
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Key Points
  • Kemp is expected to sign three bills into law that regulate educational materials.
  • The laws give parents expanded power to complain about materials they don’t agree with.
  • The laws create procedures to ban books and materials deemed “obscene” or "divisive."
The Gist Three controversial bills awaiting Gov. Kemp’s signature take aim at “critical race theory” (CRT), banning so-called “divisive concepts,”  giving parents more power to moderate what is taught in public schools and making it easier to ban certain educational materials deemed “obscene.” What’s Happening Proponents of the measures say they are “protecting children” and ...

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