The Tennessean, 6/5/23
I lead the Tennessee Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms, a diverse group run by The Education Trust – Tennessee, who are dedicated to protecting our school communities, advocating for honest teaching, and mitigating censorship harm. Censorship deepens systemic oppression in education by jeopardizing students’ right to learn, educators’ autonomy, and directly challenges the tenets of our democracy. When resources are threatened, historically underserved communities are most vulnerable. When multicultural stories are omitted, students of color are most harmed.