Politics in the Classroom:
Who Decides?
Thursday, September 14  •  12 p.m. ET | 9 a.m. PT

Tuesday, March 23 |  2:00 p.m., ET
More states are trying to determine what’s taught in public college classrooms. Conservative lawmakers say the tuition payers and taxpayers they represent should have more influence on the curriculum — to keep left-wing professors from indoctrinating students. But opponents see efforts to curtail academic freedom and enforce a particular point of view.

How is this debate affecting teaching, academic governance, and campus climates now, and what’s likely to happen next?

Join us on Thursday, September 14 at 12 noon ET / 9 a.m. PT for a discussion with senior reporter Emma Pettit and a panel of experts to discuss the state of play and answer your questions.

Together we’ll explore:
  • Why conservative lawmakers are especially interested in higher ed now.
  • The scope and implications of various state laws.
  • The direct impact on faculty and students.
  • What’s on the agenda for lawmakers this year.
  • How much say elected officials should have on the curriculum.
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Alex Kafka
Alexander Kafka
Senior Editor, The Chronicle 

Alex Kafka
Alexander Kafka
Senior Editor, The Chronicle 


Emma Pettit
Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dwuana Bradley
Assistant Professor of Education, University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education

Paul Carrese
Founding Director of Arizona State University's School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership

Amna Khalid
Associate Professor of History, Carleton College

Jeremy C. Young
Program Director, Freedom to Learn, PEN America

Jennifer Ruark
Deputy Managing Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education


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Bryan Alexander
Futurist and Author of Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education

Bonnie H. Ferri
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development, Co-chair of the Commission on Creating the Next in Education, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Ian Wilhelm
Assistant Managing Editor, The Chronicle