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Schools battle students' self-censoring in classroom

Scripps News|March 6, 2023

According to 2021 data from CollegePulse, 80% of college students said they self-censor some of the time and 21% said they do it often.

A recent Knight Foundation poll revealed that 19% of high schoolers feel very comfortable with sharing opinions in person.

"What we'd recognize is we'd moved beyond simple disagreements. We'd moved towards really demonizing those who disagreed with us," said Caroline Mehl, co-founder of the Constructive Dialogue Institute, a nonprofit that provides online and in-person educational tools to teach young people how to feel comfortable sharing their opinions.


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