Ben Boyington

The language of these bills is absurdly vague and often inaccurate, and their intention violates every tenet of academic freedom that we should hold sacred.

Teachers and those interested in education should stand tall and aver that we shall explore all aspects of the history of our country, not just those that serve an unquestioningly “patriotic” narrative. To do less does a disservice to our nation and to the ideals that we purportedly hold, and to the children whom we supposedly serve.

Criticality does not equal hatred, but instead can lead us to understand ourselves and our history more deeply and thus to better serve and practice those aforementioned ideals.