State mulls how to enforce ‘critical race theory’ law

Some experts say new regulation could be on shaky ground

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: August 08, 2021 10:37 AM CT | Published: August 08, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The Tennessee Department of Education is considering its rules for enforcing the state’s new law regulating discussions of race in the classroom. 

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Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter. 

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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