Thank you for this cogent and impassioned article Steven.
I first read George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” while in high school almost a decade past its titular date.
At that time, it didn’t seem to be a prediction. It seemed to be a description of life in the Soviet Union.
I never would have guessed that it could be a warning of what the public school system could become in this country if Republican lawmakers have their way.
Far right legislators have proposed bans on so-called Critical Race Theory in at least 20 states that would muzzle classroom teachers from discussing racism and other “controversial” and “divisive” topics or risk being disciplined, fired or facing other legal consequences if they don’t obey.
It is an attempt to legislate history.
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