Chris Crews

Students need to know historical truths, no matter how uncomfortable or ugly they are. Any attempts by state and national politicians to restrict, silence, or whitewash historical truths must be fought against and resisted — such as attacks on teaching the realities of Indigenous land theft and anti-Black politics that are deeply tangled up with the founding of the U.S.

Until we finally come to terms with the full extent of this history, the deeper social changes we need will remain out of reach. As an educator, I’m committed to doing my part to ensure students learn these hard historical truths.