A wave of states has introduced broadly similar legislation that would restrict K–12 teachers and college faculty across disciplines from talking about “divisive topics” and teaching about the role of racism in US history and society. These educational gag order bills have the potential to chill the free exchange of ideas at universities and colleges and to violate core AAUP principles.
For a list of all the active bills we’re tracking, visit our Educational Gag Orders dashboard. There’s also the EGO resource page where you can access our draft op-ed, model legislative resolution, and other resources.
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