ACLU of Georgia

Classroom Censorship

THE PROBLEM WITH HB 1084

The staff of the ACLU of Georgia was tireless and strategic in their fight to protect our civil rights and civil liberties every day of the Georgia legislative session this year. Working with allies, we were able to lessen the damage to civil liberties that many pieces of legislation intended.

The Governor came to the House Chamber to lobby for a stalled classroom censorship bill and a ban on trans kids in sports. As the clock ticked past midnight, a bill combining both passed the General Assembly.

HB 1084 aims to prevent teaching "certain concepts on race" and excludes trans kids from sports

This legislation was signed into law earlier this year. It prevents the use of and reliance on a curriculum that teaches “certain concepts on race.” Our students should be able to learn about race and racism in the same way they learn about math and science–as accurately as possible. This legislation puts politicians between students and their teachers. 

Testimonies on Classroom Censorship Bills from ACLU of Georgia

During the legislative session, the staff of the ACLU of Georgia was at the Capitol testifying against the following bills, presenting analysis of the Constitutional flaws, and advising legislators. For more information on the ACLU of Georgia’s legislative work, click here.

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