Chairman Raskin to Hold Hearing Examining Political Attacks on Free Speech and Classroom Censorship

U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform Press Release

Excerpt: On Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will hold a hearing to examine the ongoing efforts to prohibit discussion in K-12 classrooms about American history, race, and LGBTQ+ issues, and to punish teachers who violate vague and discriminatory state laws by discussing these topics.

These laws are designed to have a chilling effect on how schools educate children and have resulted in the targeting of teachers.  One teacher in Missouri was fired for using a single worksheet addressing racial issues in an elective literature class. 

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