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Academic Freedom, Advocacy, AHA in the News, History Education

AHA executive director James Grossman was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article by Francie Diep about Florida House Bill 999, which would place public higher education under strict state control and severely limit the academic freedom of students and educators. Much of what the bill would ban or suppress, Grossman said, is necessary for teaching truthful history that helps with “students learning how to think historically and students learning how no ideas exist outside of context. Their ideas, their parents’ ideas, their teachers’ ideas, no ideas exist outside of a context.”