Amid the GOP’s attack on public education, lawmakers have some reading to do.
During Black History Month, Republicans are pushing to erase the Black experience from American history taught to students.
Across the nation, including in North Carolina, Republicans have campaigned for the censorship of hundreds of books that highlight race, gender, and sexual orientation – with 35 states introducing bills or have taken steps to censor how teachers educate students.
- This coordinated attack on public education has prompted many educators to leave the profession as decades of ignored crumbling school infrastructures, inadequate funding for public schools and stingy pay increases continue while the GOP focuses on denying students the freedom to learn.
Instead of erasing the history of North Carolinians and prominent leaders, movements and experiences across our nation, it’s time our Republican leadership learn from it.
The team at Progress North Carolina Action is providing North Carolina Republican leadership with a recommended reading list containing banned books that have prompted self-reflection, challenged our understanding of the world and fostered change for good.
We ask for your help in deciding which of these banned books NC Republicans need to read to be reminded of who we are and the future we are building together for our children.
Maybe if the NC Republican leadership finally reads about the rich history of everyday people standing up against ignorance and hate, they will learn a thing or two.