'Psychological warfare': New Hampshire teacher cries foul on state's new anti-CRT snitch law
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On Wednesday, ABC News reported that teachers in New Hampshire are speaking out against a GOP-backed law that is intended to stamp out the teaching of "critical race theory" in public schools.

"New Hampshire is one of six states that have enacted policies based on anti-critical race theory rhetoric. The bill was introduced as a ban on 'divisive concepts,' and restricts the way educators can teach about race and gender in the classroom," reported ABC's Haley Yamada. "The law is enforced by everyday citizens who can use a new web portal to report teachers. If someone believes that a teacher has violated the law, they can sue the school district and the New Hampshire State Board of Education can discipline a teacher by terminating their position or stripping their teaching license."

Eighth-grade teacher Valerie Wolfson was blunt about the impact of this law: "They soften the language, but the bottom line is if they find fault, a teacher could lose their teaching license permanently," she said. "It's a form of psychological warfare against educators."

All around the country, Republicans are seeking to restrict what teachers and schools can talk about, a cause that helped Republican Glenn Youngkin capture the Virginia governorship for the GOP for the first time in over a decade. In Tennessee, a group known as "Moms for Liberty" is going so far as to demand that books containing "sexy" pictures of seahorses be removed from schools.