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Teach Truth: Know Your Rights FAQ

What to know about your rights and protections regarding censorship and teaching about racism, sexism, and historical prejudice, sometimes incorrectly called "critical race theory."
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Published: September 15, 2021 Last Updated: January 10, 2023

Teach Truth FAQs by State

Find state-specific guidance by clicking on a highlighted state or download a pdf from the list below. More coming soon!

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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Defending the Freedom of our LGBTQ+ Students to be Themselves

Our LGBTQ+ students need us to ensure our schools are places where all students are protected and empowered. NEA offers educators LGBTQ+ information, tools, and resources they need to support transgender and non-binary students, to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ history in their classrooms, and to stop LGBTQ+ bias and intolerance in our public schools.
National Education Association

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.