Florida Ushers in New Laws: From Teaching Communism in Schools to Revamping Condo Rules and Reducing Climate Change Focus

Tallahassee, Fla. — A slew of new laws signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are set to take effect, promising significant changes across education, property rights, environmental policies, and more. As these regulations activate on July 1, they spark discussions and debates about their potential impact on daily life in Florida. One of the noteworthy changes in the education sector is the introduction of a new bill requiring the history of communism to be incorporated into the curriculum of public schools starting from the 2026-2027 school year. This mandate ensures that even students in elementary … Read more

Controversial Oklahoma Law Raises Concerns for Teaching “Killers of the Flower Moon”

PAWHUSKA, Okla. — “Killers of the Flower Moon,” a book and film that delve into the true story of Native American murders in the 1920s, has become a cultural touchstone. However, in Oklahoma, where the murders took place, educators are concerned that a recently enacted law may prevent them from teaching about the events depicted in the story. The law in question, HB 1775, was signed into law in 2021 by Oklahoma’s Republican governor, Kevin Stitt. It prohibits educators from teaching that any individual is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive based on their race or … Read more

Controversial Oklahoma Law Creates Fear Among Teachers, Hinders Teaching of Award-Winning Book ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Pawhuska, Oklahoma – Teachers in Oklahoma are hesitant to teach a book that the film “Killers of the Flower Moon” is based on, citing fears of violating new state laws and potential repercussions. The movie, which has been nominated for 10 Oscars, tells the true story of the systematic murders of wealthy members of the Osage tribe in Oklahoma during the 1920s by white settlers. The Native Americans had become wealthy after oil was discovered on their land. Despite its popularity, high school English teacher Debra Thoreson expresses concerns about teaching the book due to … Read more

Exploring the Legacy of Jim Crow Laws: Teaching Kids about Racial Segregation in America

New York City, New York – Teaching children about the Jim Crow laws era can be a challenging and emotionally charged task. However, it is essential to provide them with a basic understanding of this dark period in American history to prevent the repetition of past mistakes. In this article, we will explore the facts surrounding Jim Crow laws, the purpose behind them, their lasting legacy, and valuable teaching resources. Jim Crow laws were a set of statutes implemented by states and local areas in the United States to legalize racial segregation. These laws deprived … Read more