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The following data represents the survey question listed below in regards to teaching topics (race, racism, bias). Recent RAND findings in Walking a Fine Line—Educators' Views on Politicized Topics in Schooling find, "We also asked educators about two specific politicized issues: responding to families’ concerns about (1) the COVID-19 safety measures put in place at their school and (2) teaching about race, racism, or bias. 4 In all cases, more principals than teachers reported these issues as sources of job-related stress. For both teachers and principals, responding to families’ concerns about COVID-19 mitigation measures was a greater stressor than responding to families’ concerns about teaching about race, racism, or bias. However, this response pattern could be related to the timing of the surveys, which were administered in January 2022, when the surge of the omicron variant was at its peak (Smith, Bosman, and Tully, 2022)."
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Note: These findings are meant to be illustrative of survey findings and not necessarily representative of all teachers.