Samantha LaFrance

Sam LaFrance is the Manager of Editorial Projects for the Free Expression and Education team.


Kim Reynolds must veto the nation’s most extreme ban on DEI and expression
Des Moines Register,
May 2024

Virginia just revealed the truth behind government attacks on DEI
Richmond Times-Dispatch,  April 2024

Don’t Say Rape: How the Book Banning Movement Is Censoring Sexual Violence
Ms. Magazine, March 2024

Florida’s latest ideological battle ground: teacher training
South Florida Sun Sentinel, January 2023

Dangerous Ohio bill will breed self-censorship and fear, not intellectual freedom
Columbus Dispatch, December 2023

How campuses can protect free speech and student safety amid the Israel-Hamas war
Higher Ed Dive, November 2023

Protecting Students’ Freedom to Learn
Educational Leadership Magazine, September 2023

Florida officials must take credit for their destructive school work
South Florida Sun Sentinel, August 2023

Utah audit report targets schools and censors teachers
Salt Lake Tribune, November 2022


PEN America Reports

Educational Intimidation Bills: How “Parents’ Rights” Legislation Undermines the Freedom to Learn (August, 2023)