THE CONNECTICUT FOUNDATION
FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT
2022 High School Essay Contest
First Prize: $1,000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $300
Honorable Mentions: $50
Choose one of the following topics:
- Should Connecticut law continue to prevent the public, including students and parents, from reviewing the performance evaluations of teachers?
- Police departments and school boards have experimented with “predictive policing” technology to identify hotspots and individuals who could pose problems, even monitoring student social media and maintaining data on individuals. Do these practices violate civil rights protections?
- Does the First Amendment protect teachers from being fired from teaching about race or other controversial issues in violation of school policy?
Essays must be at least 400 words but no more than 600 words and emailed no later than March 31, 2022, to email@example.com. Essays should include the student’s full name, school, grade and teacher email contact information. Winners will be announced by May 16, 2022.