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Legal & Employment Guidance

Teach Truth: Know Your Rights FAQ

What to know about your rights and protections when teaching about racism, sexism, and historical prejudice, sometimes incorrectly called "critical race theory."
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Published: 09/15/2021

Need more help? If your specific questions about your workplace rights related to these new laws aren't answered below, you can submit them here and we will respond as quickly as possible.

For more information, including some state-specific guidance, check out this guide.

Join the community of activists committed to advancing social and racial justice in public education

Ensuring opportunity for ALL students to succeed – regardless of ZIP code – is going to take all of us doing our part.
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Protecting Our Students' Civil Rights

In the face of federal civil rights rollbacks and threats, educators, parents and students are organizing to adopt school board policies that strengthen student protections. Get inspired by educators and students making change in their communities and find model policies that will empower you to ensure all students’ right to a safe and affirming school.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.