Teaching History: Despite New State Bills Against It

Signatures

This is the list of people who have signed the pledge or petition to date.

Marissa Pienaar | San Leandro, CA
Sankofa, tells us you must look back to see where you are going. In order to move to a collective future where everyone can thrive, the truth of the past is necessary. We can't get to freedom without first acknowledging truth.
Colleen Birchett | New York, NY
I am committed to this cause.
Michael Jordan | Midland, TX
I refuse to lie to my students about the history of race relations in the United States
Dominic Inouye | Milwaukee, WI
Tracy Kwock | Blacksburg, VA
Our students deserve the opportunity to learn about all of our nation's history, for without it, then we are not preparing them to think critically or act responsibly in our democratic society.
Mike Van Pelt | Milwaukee, WI
Once again. If you don't learn the past, how can you improve the future?
Beverly Allebach | Chicago, IL
Diane Burton UM
Our children need to know the truth!!!!!
Marie Taylor | Portland, OR
history matters.
Jim Connolly , CA
David Carlson | San Antonio, TX
I oppose prior restrictions on freedom of speech, and I oppose indoctrination of young people. I support the First Amendment and our democratic and civil rights.
Vaughn Benjamin | New York, NY
It is important to know and understand who we are and where we come from in order to know where we are going. There are multiple perspectives to accept and consider. Our society will improve when young people can critically think, analyze and make decisions based on truth. Truth is not binary.
Alejandro Ramos | Winters, CA
William Sell | Milwaukee, WI
The fight against antiracism is a fraud. It's quite like fighting sunshine.
Avilee Goodwin | Richmond, CA
My students deserve the chance to learn the actual history of what this country is and has been.
NANCY WHEELIS | Round Rock, TX
Our freedom to teach our students the truth must NOT be taken away.
Nicole Butler | Ogden, UT
You can't change facts. Even if they're inconvenient. Don't be so afraid of Gen Z — we're teaching them to go through the difficult reality of our country and come out the other side with empathy and awareness of how people can end up so frightened of the truth. They'll be understanding toward you, but they won't tolerate your b.s. And then you'll grow too. Growth is a good thing; trust me, I'm an educator.
William Wilson | Pendleton, SC
I believe in truth!
Rebecca Russell | New Port Richey, FL
I pledge to teach the truth, regardless of what was passed on Friday by the Board of Education and signed into law by Givernor DeSantis. My students deserve nothing less.
Michael Surgeon | Medford, OR
Lisa Waszak | Milwaukee, WI
All children need to hear the truth. We need to end systemic racism, not perpetuate it.
Jennifer Collier | Kenosha, WI
Lauren Calig | Shaker Heights, OH
Until we teach the truth about systemic racism, we will not be able to change the systems.
jacqueline fawaz | Atlanta, GA
The usa is a democratic country, truth about our history and that of others is crucial in making sure there is equity for all adding transparency to ensure justice and prevent wrongs from being repeated.
Matt Wiegand | Carson City, NV
Not teaching about systemic racism is a great example of systemic racism.

2 comments on “Teaching History: Despite New State Bills Against It

  1. Marianne Golding on

    Yes, the truth of American history needs to be taught, but also its impact on the rest of the world, such as its role in WWII. I just finished teaching a college-level course on the Holocaust, and could not believe how little the students knew about the rest of the world’s participation in the war! They seemed to believe that WWII was ended by the US alone!

  2. Deborah Millikan on

    Our young people deserve the truth and it is our kuleana (responsibility) to give space and opportunity for the truth and the difficult conversations.

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