They're at it again....
Spotted this a couple of days ago: a report concerning students in a southern Pennsylvania school district who are are battling the latest example of panic spreading over how history and race are taught in public schools across the US.
Their fight is against the all-white school board of the Central York School District which has placed a ban on books and resources that deal with race, racism and history.
These are some of the banned items:
If you don't know who Malala, Rosa Parks and the ladies on the cover of Hidden Figures are, look 'em up.
They've even gone for CNN's Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism
What's worrying is that, according to a CNN report, almost thirty US states have passed or are considering policies strictly defining what students are allowed to learn about race.
As one York parent has stated:
' I don't want my daughter growing up feeling guilty because she's white.'
I dunno, but presumably he'd like her to grow up educated?
As for the board, their response was:
'It's not a ban. The materials are frozen while the board vets them.'
Oh, and the motto of the York School district? What else but: 'Children are our future'
Honestly, you could not make this sh*t up.
The good news is that it's the pupils, from all ethnic backgrounds, who are leading the protest.
Maybe it's they who should be on the board and it's the board members who should be occupying the classrooms.
Just a thought.