Critics say a little-noticed provision would hurt the very constituencies — people of color, the working class, low-income Americans — that the party typically champions.
A rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.
A Black superintendent’s email to parents after the killing of George Floyd engulfed a small, predominantly white Maryland community in a yearlong firestorm.
The announcement came after groups representing school administrators requested federal help in response to a wave of threats over issues such as mask mandates and teaching about racism.
In Tennessee, where the governor allows families to ignore school mask mandates, some parents are making excruciating calculations each morning about whether to send their children to school.
Federal officials said the prohibitions may run afoul of civil rights laws protecting students with disabilities.
The Education Department said that it would be the “final extension” of the moratorium.