WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are deeply divided over how much children in K-12 schools should be taught about racism and sexuality. The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll suggests Americans are slightly leaning toward expanding — not cutting back — discussions of sex and race. However, about 40% of Americans say the current approach is about right. The poll comes as Republicans across the U.S. seek to make parental involvement in education a central theme this election year.
Photo: FILE – Charlotte Herman, 13, listens as history teacher Wendy Leighton discusses the Salem witch trials with her students at Monte del Sol Charter School on Dec. 3, 2021, in Santa Fe, N.M. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)