It is more important than ever for students today to learn people’s history — a history that looks honestly at the roots of inequality and shares lessons about how people can organize to make the world a better place.
But truth telling in the classroom is under threat by right wing legislators. Education Week recently reported on eight states trying to restrict teaching about racism and sexism. Plans to require a conservative “patriotic” history are gaining momentum across the country. Rep. Ray Garofalo of Louisiana said schools should be required to teach the “good” of slavery when discussing race.
Most recently, a bill proposed in Missouri would penalize schools for using resources from the Zinn Education Project, Black Lives Matter at School, Teaching for Change, the 1619 Project, and other organizations.
Help us defend teachers’ right to teach people’s history.
Here is how. The Zinn Education Project is one of CREDO’s grant recipients for the month of May. This can make a huge difference. How much we receive depends on you.
CREDO Mobile takes a portion of their revenue each month — roughly $150,000 — and holds an online vote to divide funds among three progressive nonprofits. Your vote determines how big of a grant we’ll receive.
This funding allows us to continue to offer free people’s history lessons to teachers and students — lessons on policing, COVID, climate change, voter suppression, reparations, and more.
Your vote is critical and takes less than a minute. You do not need to be a CREDO customer. Cast your vote today.
Teachers Speak Out
To date 130,000 teachers have signed up to access people’s history lessons from the Zinn Education Project and more teachers sign up every day, from all over the United States. Here are a few of their comments.
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Help us reach thousands more teachers and their students with free people’s history lessons. Vote today for the Zinn Education Project at CREDO.