PEN America

Monday numbers: A closer look at gag orders in K-12, higher education

BY: - April 4, 2022

Last month PEN America, the non-partisan non-profit that just celebrated 100 years of protecting free expression, published its latest roundup of educational "gag order" legislation across the U.S. The organization is actively tracking a national wave of  bills, many now becoming law, that make patriotism compulsory and restrict what can be said, read or taught about race and American history. 

Questions continue to mount over UNC Press board appointment

BY: - June 29, 2021

Last week Policy Watch reported on the case of Eric Muller, the renowned UNC-Chapel Hill law professor who was denied a reappointment to the UNC Press Board of Governors, despite recently being unanimously re-elected as its chairman. As reported, the UNC Board of Governors’ refusal to accept Muller for reappointment appears to be unprecedented. Sources […]