Political conflict around schools, surging nationwide, is most common in politically diverse areas, study finds. Survey of 682 public high school principals administered this summer by researchers at UCLA and UC Riverside. Conflict more prevalent in areas that were more evenly split in 2020 presidential election than in congressional districts. Principals in purple areas of the U.S. report said parents, community sought to limit teaching about race and racism. Challenges were least likely in red or more Republican areas. Students made demeaning or hateful remarks toward classmates for expressing liberal or conservative views.
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