Educators say teaching about systemic racism is key to understanding history
Some states are passing laws restricting curriculum related to racism and history. Portland-area teachers rallied last week as part of a Day of Action opposing those bans and in support of educators around the country who are coming up against opposition for their work teaching history. They say you cannot learn history or current events without understanding the role that racism plays in our culture. We talk with two of those teachers: David Scholten, a fifth-grade teacher at Abernathy Elementary school and Suzanna Kassouf, a 9th-grade social studies teacher at Grant High School.
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