History will keep repeating unless we learn from it.
A broad bipartisan majority of Americans agree:
for students to create a better society, schools need to provide a thorough, accurate, and fact-based history education and teach students to reject racism and respect the equal value of every person.
Unfortunately, rampant misinformation about what is taught in schools is forcing teachers to omit difficult parts of our history and not teach students that racism is wrong and is adding yet another stressor for teachers at the worst possible time.
That is why respected organizations collectively representing millions of parents, educators, students, and other Americans of goodwill have come together to form the Learn from History Coalition.
“We all deserve an honest education about race and history in this country. All of our kids do.”
— JENNIFER, MOM OF 4, TENNESSEE
“Typically, your average, suburban, middle class kid sees themselves in textbooks and on TV, whereas kids of color are not seeing themselves. Learn the truth = Avoid repeating Mistakes of the Past.”
— Whitney, Educator, Texas
“If our country is ever going to realize its potential … of who we say we are and what we claim to be … we have to tell everyone’s histories accurately and fully.”
— Donna, Educator + Mom, Arkansas
“Failing to teach accurate history deprives young people of the quality education they deserve. It disadvantages them, and our nation in the long run.”— DEBORAH, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER, UTAH
Sign the StatementI believe that, to enable students to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, succeed in diverse workplaces, and create a better society, schools have a responsibility to provide a thorough, accurate, and fact-based history education and teach students to reject racism and respect the equal value of every person.
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Learn from History
Learn from History is a broad-based coalition of organizations of parents, students, teachers, school system leaders, community leaders, and other concerned Americans, facilitated by Stand for Children Leadership Center.
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