On May 25, Protect Democracy filed an amicus brief on behalf of Division 15 of the American Psychological Association in support of plaintiffs in Falls v. DeSantis, who challenged Florida H.B. 7, the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act,” as unconstitutional. APA Division 15, which consists of leading experts and researchers in educational psychology, cites extensive research that explicitly teaching students about racism and diversity has manifold benefits for students—including increased academic success, engagement with school, tolerance toward people from other backgrounds, and future ability to function as productive citizens in a multi-racial democracy—and that omitting such instruction hurts these outcomes.
Read the amicus brief below. Click here to view the PDF.