Please join Advocates for Academic Freedom (AAF). Membership is free because you and your time are our most valuable assets. Our goals are to assure the academic freedom of all American students, to advocate the development of critical thinking skills in all educational settings, and to facilitate academic environments which respect robust thinking and discussion in all classrooms. To achieve these goals, we will advocate for libraries of federally and state funded schools to provide materials representing a balance of various points of view regarding science, history, social studies, health, and civics classes.
The first step is to assure that every school library contains materials which represent a variety of mainstream social and philosophical view points. Since the library is visited by all students, it provides an immediate visual impact on a student’s perception of the intellectual tone of a school building. If the school library contains reading materials which represent only one side of an issue, students are silenced and subtly “told” to embrace a pre-determined position on most social issues. Therefore, the absence of diversity in print and media resources impedes the development of critical thinking skills and excludes academic freedom for students. To address these concerns, AAF members will begin by placement of materials representing a wide range of approaches to current events in neighborhood high schools and middle schools. Click here to help with our efforts.
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