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Where Things Stand: Abbott’s New Vax Mandate Ban Is Clearly Aimed At Big Schools

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August 25, 2021 6:40 p.m.

We spent a good chunk of last week covering various school districts in Florida, Texas and elsewhere that are standing up to their governors’ bans on mask policies in schools. The defiance has been interesting to watch play out — most are maintaining their mask policies, despite ongoing threats from the state level.

In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott just issued an executive order that looks like another escalation of that battle.

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