We are thrilled to announce our first class of Zinn Education Project Prentiss Charney Fellows for the 2022–2023 school year. The fellowship will offer support for a cohort of people’s history educator leaders to study, learn, and organize together for one year.
Once again, educators are at the center of battles over what narrative children will learn about U.S. history and what future they will create. We face so-called anti-CRT laws restricting what educators can say about white supremacy, book bans, and efforts to conscript school personnel into anti-LGBTQ+ persecution. The stakes could not be higher.
The right wing is using its immense funding and the complicity of the mainstream press to fan the fires of racism and repression. To fight back, we need to support educators who, in addition to teaching, will organize, write, create, and build — like the 18 passionate and committed education activists who make up the 2022–2023 Prentiss Charney Fellows.