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Florida's Divisive Concepts Bill Mistakes What Historians Do, with Dire Implications | History News Network

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Jessica L. Adler: H.B.7 is a gross infringement on freedom of expression and access to information. She says the law is based on gross oversimplifications of how and why history is taught. Law would make it difficult for professors to pursue basic teaching goals, Adler says.
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Florida's divisive concepts bill mistakes what historians do — with dire implications

Two weeks ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed an Amicus Brief in Falls v. DeSantis maintaining that Florida’s H.B.7, which was passed in April and goes into effect on July 1, is unconstitutional because it represents “a gross infringement on… freedom of expression and access to information under the First Amendment.”Similar to various laws proposed by state legislatures that appear to be modeled after Donald Trump’s now rescinded “Executi…

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Florida's divisive concepts bill mistakes what historians do — with dire implications

Two weeks ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed an Amicus Brief in Falls v. DeSantis maintaining that Florida’s H.B.7, which was passed in April and goes into effect on July 1, is unconstitutional because it represents “a gross infringement on… freedom of expression and access to information under the First Amendment.”Similar to various laws proposed by state legislatures that appear to be modeled after Donald Trump’s now rescinded “Executi…

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Florida's Divisive Concepts Bill Mistakes What Historians Do, with Dire Implications | History News Network

Conservative activist Christopher Rufo and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with supporters of Florida's HB 7, April 2022.   Two weeks ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed an Amicus Brief in Falls v. DeSantis maintaining that Florida’s H.B.7, which was passed in April and goes into effect on July 1, is unconstitutional because it represents “a gross infringement on… freedom of expression and access to information under the First Amendment.”Si…

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