A student and teacher who are fighting against classroom censorship share their stories.
“The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why?” That’s the question that underscores Pulitzer Prize-winning sociologist Matthew...
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ACLU affiliates are challenging discriminatory discipline policies, censorship efforts, and the use of force in schools across the country.
By Ricardo Mimbela, Harold Jordan
Idaho’s No Public Funds for Abortion Act effectively strips professors of their First Amendment right to academic speech. We’re suing.
By Elizabeth Gyori
The D.C. Crisis Response Coalition is leading the charge to protect community members who need support during mental health crises.
By Natacia Knapper, West Resendes
RICO and Domestic Terrorism Charges Against Cop City Activists Send a Chilling Message
The excessively punitive, overreaching charges should be dropped and must not set a precedent.
By Christopher E. Bruce, Hina Shamsi
American Poverty is Our Problem to Fix
“The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why?” That’s the question that...
On the Frontlines of the Fight Against Classroom Censorship
A coordinated attack on the First Amendment is happening at schools and universities across the country as state legislators silence the voices of...
By Anita Little
This Student Fought a School Fine for Four Years
We’re continuing to feature major stories impacting students as the back-to-school season is underway. Today, we confront one troubling question:...
How I Fought for Trans Justice This Summer
As a high school student in the ACLU National Advocacy Institute, I learned how to organize with and for my trans siblings.
By Kiran Yeh
What the Fight Against Classroom Censorship is Really About
As a former high school teacher and lawyer, I’ve seen what we stand to lose as a nation if we don’t stop classroom censorship.
By Leah Watson
Why Is Texas Eliminating School Libraries?
Back-to-school season is upon us and here at the ACLU we’ve been following the nationwide campaign to censor education, be that the censorship of...
Why Access to Education is Key to Systemic Equality
Here’s how discrimination continues to impact access to safe, quality education today, and why we’re fighting to ensure all people have equal...
Back-to-School Basics: Public Schools Are Not Sunday Schools
No matter what state law may say, school staff can’t impose religion on students.
By Max Schlenker
How Mastercard is Endangering Sex Workers
We’re calling for a federal investigation into Mastercard’s discriminatory and dangerous policy.
By LaLa B Holston-Zannell