The new resources in this post are divided into two categories – CRT hysteria and book ban hysteria:
How Anti-Critical Race Theory Bills Are Taking Aim At Teachers is from Five Thirty Eight.
Florida rejects math textbooks over ‘prohibited’ topics is from The Washington Post.
Florida Rejects Math Textbooks, Citing ‘Prohibited Topics’ is from The NY Times.
Why Teachers Are Afraid to Teach History is from The New Republic.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 16, 2022
I’ve often wondered if we would be better served by explaining what CRT is rather than just dismissively saying that it isn’t really taught at the K-12 level. https://t.co/XSOqvwXGrZ
— Margaret Thornton, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) (@MaggieEThornton) April 5, 2022
“Educators have the moral and professional responsibility to teach and lead on issues of race and racism in schools—it’s what children need, what most parents want, and what compelling research calls for.” https://t.co/J2PxUTRLy7
— Shawntanet Jara, Ed.D (she/her)–we/us (@LeadwLovePower) April 4, 2022
It’s amazing that one person from a third-tier political think tank was able to take some 40-year-old academic theory, and package it in a way that created such a panic, that it’s now like every question in a Supreme Court confirmation hearing.https://t.co/yNM41h08pT
— m (@mayavada) March 24, 2022
He Fuels the Right’s Cultural Fires (and Spreads Them to Florida) is from The NY Times.
New additions to The Best Resources For Banned Books Week:
‘Unparalleled in intensity’ – 1,500 book bans in US school districts. is from The Guardian.
Book Banning Efforts Surged in 2021. These Titles Were the Most Targeted. is from The NY Times.
“This moment we’re in right now was inevitable. It is a backlash to the protests of 2020, this feeling that these racial justice efforts have gone too far.” – @nhannahjones https://t.co/XF4BrF4oaX via @itskelseybutler
— Maria Cuomo Cole (@MariaCuomoCole) March 31, 2022