‘Cynical and illegitimate’: Higher-Ed groups assail legislative efforts to restrict teaching of racism

From The Chronicle: “A raft of higher-education organizations voiced their ‘firm opposition’ on Wednesday to legislation that they say aims to bar or impede instructors from educating students about racism in American history. The bills, versions of which have been introduced in at least 20 states, risk infringing ‘on the right of faculty to teach and of students to learn,’ says the joint statement, written by the American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and PEN America, and signed by them and more than 85 other groups.”

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