Legislative History & Congressional Inquiry The legislative origin of the bills targeting so-called divisive concepts is an executive order signed by then-President Trump in 2020, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.”...
Association of Research Libraries Joins Amicus Brief on Behalf of University of North Carolina and Harvard for Academic Freedom in Admissions
Along with 38 other higher education associations, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joined the American Council on Education (ACE) in filing an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court in the case of Students...
On March 3, 2022, ARL joined 90 higher education associations in stating that free and open academic inquiry is a core value of higher education. Letter on academic inquiry
American Historical Association (AHA) Statement Opposing Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History
On June 14, 2021, ARL joined American Historical Association in opposing legislation that aims to prohibit or impede the teaching and education of students concerning what are termed “divisive concepts.”...