Is it Safe to Teach the Truth?

The right-wing knows that teachers play a critical role in countering the miseducation of the American people. Post-election, we are supporting teachers as they respond to threats against them for teaching people’s history.

The Breitbart News Network, headed by Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon, has repeatedly attacked the Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools). Breitbart said our people’s history website should be illegal, blasted us for teaching about the long history of Muslims in the United States, and condemned us for criticizing the Koch Brothers’ involvement in education. Bannon will now have direct access to executive power.

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Rush Limbaugh has also attacked Teaching for Change. He called us “racist” for promoting multicultural children’s books. He said that Howard Zinn has poisoned the minds of two generations and called the Zinn Education Project “insane” for teaching about Muslims.

As K-12 educators forge ahead to help students build the future they deserve, Teaching for Change provides a community of support to help teachers withstand attacks. Please give today so that teachers can provide young people with the tools they need to change the world.

 The collaborative networks we create among social justice teachers to withstand these attacks are all the more crucial in these times. Will you support our work in this crucial moment?

 

Posted Thursday, December 29, 2016 |

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