Tampa Bay educators weigh in on legislation changing the discussion of race in schools

Tampa Bay educators weigh in on legislation changing the discussion of race in schools

This legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed an array of laws targeting education. The impacts range from stifling the mention of gender identity in primary grades to imposing school board term limits.

The Individual Freedom law, also known as "Stop Woke Act," limits the way race-related issues can be instructed in schools and workplace training.

WUSF recently asked teachers if these laws help or hurt their efforts in the classroom, what their current challenges are, and why some are leaving the profession.

Here's what some told us about the law and legislators targeting critical race theory, starting with Ashlee Highfill, who teaches middle school social studies at a Tampa magnet scho...

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