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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

These Are Not the Best of Times

Bad news on the culture war battleground that is our schools, where wingnuts in power are begetting a flood of untrue, inexact, "pedagogically pernicious" and proliferating "educational gag orders" - no sex, race, class, "anti-American ideology," "divisive concepts" or "discomfort." Parents can ban books, sit in on classrooms, sue teachers or snitch on those "behaving objectionably." Thus did a Florida school district just cancel a civil rights history lecture for teachers 'cause it might sorta be (banned) CRT. Its silenced speaker: "The victims of this censorship are history and the truth."

Abby Zimet · Jan 24, 2022

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