The Fight over Teaching About Race and Racism in Schools
Nearly a century ago Tennessee prosecuted a high school teacher for instructing students on the theory of evolution in violation of a state law. The trial, known as the “Scopes Monkey Trial,” became a national flashpoint. In a new blog post, Assistant Director Stephen Menendian draws parallels between that experience and the conflict today over teaching about racism in schools, and what we can learn from it. Check it out here.
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