Recent Violations of Academic Freedom and Shared Governance (2023)

In March 2023, the Executive Committee of the ALA approved expressing support for the following statement, drafted by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

ACLS Statement In Support of Academic Freedom and New College of Florida

Please view the original statement and feel free to sign on as an individual supporter.

Further, given political attacks that target, in particular, the Advanced Placement curriculum for African American Studies and teaching about race and racism in our classrooms, the ALA stands in support of educators who seek to provide instruction on literatures from Africa and the African diaspora and to freely engage in scholarly conversation and civil debate about matters vital to our community.

Published: March 13, 2023