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Many thanks to @KALW and @PENamerica for inviting me to be a part of this great conversation about the current wave of censorship attacks and the dark money funding them. #FReadom @PenguinClass @MacKidsSL @SimonKIDS
"Efforts, successful ones, such as these, to dramatically shrink, surveil and manipulate the content of education in America must be the single gravest matter facing education today." #EdScare https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2022/12/08/educational-gag-orders-are-student-rights-issue-opinion
"If a young person has a question about anything in life, the safe and accurate place to get the information is not the internet—it's the library," said former teacher Monica Edwards
League City, TX voted to ban children's books on certain topics anyway https://www.axios.com/local/houston/2022/12/08/league-city-children-book-criteria