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Teachers are tired of the culture wars — and many support LGBTQ+ curricula, Pew survey finds

Author: Ryan Adamczeski

As state legislatures continue to restrict what topics can be discussed in classrooms, 58 percent of teachers say their government has too much influence over what’s taught in public schools, according to a new survey of 2,531 public school educators from Pew Research Center. Even more, 71 percent say teachers don’t have enough influence over the subjects taught in public schools in their area.
should notbe able to opt their children out of learning about racism or racial inequality in school, 48 percent say parents should . Among parents, 54 percent agree that they should be able to opt their children out of LGBTQ+ lessons, but only 34 percent say they should be able to opt out of topics involving racism or racial inequality.of teachers said sexual orientation and gender identity rarely or never came up in their classrooms in the 2022-23 school year. Topics related to racism or racial inequality came up more frequently, with 56 percent saying they came up at least sometimes in their classroom, and 21 percent saying they came up often or extremely often.

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Author: Ryan Adamczeski

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