Once again, teachers are carrying a heavy load. The book bans and laws against teaching truthfully about history and LGBTQ+ identity continue. Rather than using its muscle to defend the freedom to learn, Scholastic joined the censors in its popular school book fairs.
The crisis in the Middle East continues with more heartbreaking stories each day. Lives are lost every day to gun violence and climate change. If there was ever a time that teachers needed to be able to teach outside the textbook and provide historical context, this is it.
Thankfully, we see teachers across the country who continue to deepen their own learning and engage young people in critical literacy. Join us in recognizing and supporting their dedication.
We share stories here about Scholastic, resources on Palestine and Israel, Teach Central America Week, our Indigenous Peoples’ Day Teach-In, and book recommendations.