Teachers required to keep their political views to themselves under measure passed by House

Teachers can't use school district resources to promote any political candidate or cause under a bill passed in the Minnesota House and now on its way through the Senate. The bill's supporters say it doesn't completely prevent teachers from expressing their views. But DFL opponents argue it stifles the free flow of ideas that benefits students.
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Teachers can't use school district resources to promote any political candidate or cause under a bill passed in the Minnesota House and now on its way through the Senate. The bill's supporters say it doesn't completely prevent teachers from expressing their views. But DFL opponents argue it stifles the free flow of ideas that benefits students.

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