When the New Hampshire legislature passed a new law that banned certain concepts from being taught in the public schools, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire stepped up to the plate. The organization challenged the state’s Attorney General’s Office in court. However, the new law has its fair share of flaws.
First, the law is a “divisive concept.” Its main purpose is to bar educators from teaching inherently superior or oppressive views. In fact, it goes so far as to prohibit teachers from teaching in a way that is “suppressive.” This is just the first in a series of changes to New Hampshire’s educational system.
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