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A third-grade teacher conducts class in Rye, N.Y. Researcher Jeffrey Sachs says that since January 2021, 35 states have introduced legislation limiting topics that schools can teach. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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From slavery to socialism, new legislation restricts what teachers can discuss

Researcher Jeffrey Sachs says that U.S. teachers are being censored for broaching certain topics. One group in New Hampshire is offering a $500 bounty for teachers who discuss critical race theory.

A third-grade teacher conducts class in Rye, N.Y. Researcher Jeffrey Sachs says that since January 2021, 35 states have introduced legislation limiting topics that schools can teach. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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From slavery to socialism, new legislation restricts what teachers can discuss

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