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Under Gov. Ron DeSantis' leadership, Florida has enacted a slew of education rules that limit teaching topics including race, and sexual orientation. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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A teacher walks through an empty classroom at Hazelwood Elementary School in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 11. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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How social-emotional learning became a target for Ron DeSantis and conservatives

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Sen. Barbara Blackmon, D-Canton, speaks at the well in the Mississippi Senate Chamber in Jackson on Thursday. Blackmon was among the Black lawmakers who walked out of the Senate Chamber in protest on Friday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Texas state Rep. Matt Krause launched a statewide inquiry into school library titles dealing with topics like race, gender and sexuality. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster sent a letter to the state's department of education this week about Gender Queer: A Memoir, a book he wants investigated. Jeffrey Collins/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote a letter to the state's association of school boards decrying "pornographic" content in school library books. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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The Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, is in the spotlight after an administrator reportedly instructed teachers to provide students with "opposing" views of the Holocaust when the subject of recent statewide legislation came up. PeopleImages/Getty Images hide caption

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Two men (L and R) against "critical race theory" (CRT) being taught in schools, speak with a female counter protester(C) that wants CRT to be taught, during a rally at the Loudoun County Government center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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