Thank You for Signing the Pledge

Thank you for signing the pledge to teach truthfully. Your name, city, state, and pledge statement will appear on our website. (Note the city, state, and pledge are optional, so those only appear if you included them.) We want to alert all signers that in some cities, rightwing groups have been using that information to harass and threaten teachers. If you prefer not to have your name appear, email us so that we can remove it.

Share the pledge with your colleagues.

Take a Photo With Your Pledge at a Historic Site

We invite you to take a photo with your pledge at a historic site and share it on social media with #TeachTruth. Read how.


Teach Truth Syllabus

To make visible the teaching that the right is trying to suppress, here is a collection of lessons for a #TeachTruthSyllabus.

Keep Up to Date

Learn more about the GOP bills to restrict teaching about U.S. history and current events in this collection of readings.


2 comments on “Thank You for Signing the Pledge

  1. Julee Reese on

    I begin my Minority Studies class with the statement that we are all racist (as Ibram Kendi writes about in his books) in order for students to come to the realization that “racist” is more a state of mind than something that defines one’s life forever. My assertion to them is that this state of being isn’t their fault because of the influences they have had in their lives up till then has shown them a story of Black people being inferior. They learned that from inherently racist institutions and organizations. Whether or not these institutions/organizations do this intentionally or unintentionally, we have a known history of this and it cannot be denied. My entire curriculum is centered around this idea, and I will not stop teaching it that way.

  2. Jessica Sawyer on

    Teaching social justice and anti-racist curriculum is so impactful to my historically underserved students. If we want to change our white supremacist ways then we have to know our evil and ugly truths as a nation. Pairing the “Just Mercy” YA non-fiction piece with “Monster,” by Walter Dean Myers, and then reading the “Twelve Angry Men” play and “Dear Martin,” has had amazing buy-in with all students. They want to be civic-minded and involved in the judicial process. BIPOC literature and stories should replace “the cannon” of the dead white guy literature that has dominated public education for ages. (English Language Arts teacher)

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