Monday, November 16, 2020
FIRE on "How parents and educators can push back against chilled speech and thought conformity in K-12 education."
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) was founded in 1999 in response to "hundreds of communications and pleas for help from victims of illiberal policies and double standards that violated their rights and intruded upon their private consciences." Now, FIRE reports that from "partisan lessons, to schoolwide 'belief' statements, to demands for performative activism, we have never seen such intense ideological orthodoxy and compelled speech at the K-12 level." Thus, FIRE is hosting a virtual event: "How parents and educators can push back against chilled speech and thought conformity in K-12 education." The event is scheduled for Nov 19, 2020, at 01:00 PM, and you can register here.