Combat Educational Gag Orders

Advocacy Toolkits

Several organizations have developed toolkits that support efforts to oppose educational gag ordersboth in K-12 and higher educationat the state and local level. Below, we’ve included materials developed by Learn from History,  a coalition of over 40 organizations that oppose efforts to limit educators’ ability to maintain the scholarly integrity of courses in US history, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), PEN America, and the American Council on Education (ACE).

Statements, Letters, and Testimony

Scholarly societies, higher ed organizations, and others have generated statements in response to educational gag ordersoften generating sign ons from many other organizationsand several have authored letters or offered testimony to state legislators and other governing bodies. We offer a sampling below.

Resources for Educators

The American Historical Association has developed teaching guides for K-12 and higher education that offer “inquiry-based learning resources and tools to foster reflective thinking using credible sources, without violating new state laws or local policies.”

Research and Tracking Projects

Various organizations have launched research projects to map the status of anti-CRT bills and better understand what is actually being taught in K-12 classrooms across the country.