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Study: teachers across the country now avoiding lessons involving in race. Self-censorship a thing even in states w/out educator gag laws in place https://www.edweek.org/leadership/efforts-to-ban-critical-race-theory-now-restrict-teaching-for-a-third-of-americas-kids/2022/01
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is alarming & jarring to hear that the McMinn County School Board will remove the Pulitzer Prize-winning depiction of the Holocaust, MAUS, from its classrooms, over "vulgar and inappropriate content" concerns. https://www.npr.org/2022/01/27/1076180329/tennessee-school-district-ban-holocaust-graphic-novel-maus
Today, we joined 14 #PressFreedom & #HumanRights organizations urging #Bangladesh's Attorney General to immediately release Nusrat Shahrin Raka, sister of exiled Bangladeshi journalist Kanak Sarwar, from jail & retaliatory legal charges. #FreeNusrat http://bit.ly/3IOYr1T