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From school board meetings to statehouses to newsrooms to digital spaces—free expression is under threat around the world.
We invite high school & college students to share your thoughts—using the 10 prompts above—in our Free Expression Essay Competition: https://pen.org/free-expression-advocacy-institutes/free-expression-essay-competition/
Astonishing report from @RANDCorporation on educational gag orders, based on their own national teacher survey & @PENamerica's report. Takeaways: teachers are self-censoring, & gag order restrictions fall disproportionately on Black teachers. Quotes in 🧵: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA134-16.html