Education is not typically a high-profile policy area for administrations, but it's proving problematic for President Joe Biden as his team pushes teaching plans Republicans view as dangerously "woke."
Biden's first days in office were peppered with concerns he was too prone to the whims of teachers unions as some groups threatened to derail talks over returning to in-person instruction unless their members were vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Now, another classroom clash is brewing. However, this time it's over the Biden administration's efforts to incentivize so-called "woke" lessons for teachers and students alike by offering federal grant money.
Biden's Education Department this week proposed introducing two new priorities for funding covering American history and civics education programs and activities. The first strives to elevate projects that "incorporate racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse perspectives" into their syllabi, while the other aims to improve "information literacy."