As engaged community members, it's important—but often difficult—to stay properly informed on the big issues facing our state. Quick news stories, loaded phrases, and incomplete information aren't enough to get the full picture, and can even leave people more confused.

The ACLU of Kansas Hot Topics Series is here to help.

These issues can seem complicated, but they don't have to be overwhelming to understand. Our Legal Team has prepared these explainers to give an easy but thorough explanation on the biggest issues facing Kansas so you can know the background of the issue, what's at stake, and why and how we're fighting for Civil Liberties.

Ensuring Educational Equity

A hotly debated but deeply misunderstood topic relates to teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Kansas classrooms. In reality, there are no plans to teach this advanced graduate curriculum in K-12, but this lie threatens freedom of speech and our kids' ability to get an honest, quality education.

January 7, 2022

Cuffing and Shackling of Youth

Kansas courts indiscriminately shackle and restrain children appearing before them. Courts are not required to first decide whether it is necessary, and nothing prohibits courts from using restraints on children as a matter of course.

January 13, 2022