Right wing media and politicians understand the importance of what children learn—or don’t learn—about history in K-12 classrooms.
That’s why they went after the Mexican American Studies program in Tucson, Arizona. That’s why they attacked the climate change education resolution in Portland, Oregon. They feared the spread of these good examples. It is also why the Koch Brothers created and bankroll the Bill of Rights Institute: to convince young people to adopt their fundamentalist free-market ideology.
Please help us tell a different story—one that looks honestly at this country’s long history of exploitation, but one that also features the social movements that have made this a more just society. The Zinn Education Project supports tens of thousands of teachers who teach out the textbook, helping students learn the truth.
Since 2009 when the Zinn Education Project website launched, 65,000 teachers have signed up for free access to people’s history lessons—with an average of 25 more signing up each day.
The Zinn Education Project is one of the very few organizations providing history lessons to teachers that help students become informed citizens who can think critically about the major issues of the day. Please join us and support this crucial work.
Bill Bigelow, co-director of the
Zinn Education Project for Rethinking Schools
Deborah Menkart, co-director of the
Zinn Education Project for Teaching for Change