• By Chloe Latham Sikes, Ph.D., & Irene Gomez, Ed.M. • Knowledge is Power • February 3, 2022 •

New Guide to Texas Censorship Bill 

Texas’ new school censorship laws are in effect. School districts, universities and state agencies began interpreting school censorship laws (Senate Bill 3 and prior House Bill 3979) at the start of this school year, making sweeping censorship judgments on instructional materials, programs, and even research studies that relate to race, racism and racial justice.

IDRA’s detailed guide of the law contains analysis and our interpretation for how components of the law affect teachers and school personnel and what this means for continuing to teach the truth in schools. Educators should still consult with their district administration for local policies and procedures related to instruction, curriculum and school activities.

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