By Jamaal Abdul-Alim
The Conversation 

How new state laws and book ban movements have made the teaching of US history contentious – 5 essential reads


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(THE CONVERSATION) Of all the subjects taught in America's public schools, few have become as contentious as U.S. history. At least 37 states have adopted new measures that limit how America's undeniable history of racism – from chattel slavery to Jim Crow – can be discussed in public school classrooms.

Educators in certain states face laws that restrict classroom discussions about racism. Florida's Stop Woke Act for example, limits what educators can say about racism in K-1...

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