Thursday, October 2, 2014

After Censorship of History Course, Colorado Students and Teachers Give a Lesson in Civil Disobedience

2014/10/02


After a county school board in Colorado proposed to rewrite the district’s high school U.S. history curriculum to stop teaching about civil disobedience, students and teachers have responded with acts of civil disobedience of their own.
 Classes have been canceled twice in Jefferson County as teachers stage mass sick-outs and students walk out of classes. At a protest last week, hundreds of Denver-area high school students held cardboard signs with slogans including, “Don’t make history a mystery” and “Keep your politics out of my education.”