Rightwing attacks on progressive educators have reached a fever pitch across the country, from banning books to censoring instructional materials that address injustices. Teachers have organized to defend critical inquiry in the classroom, however, including through the Teach Truth Days of Action through Zinn Education Project (ZEP) and Rethinking Schools. In celebration of Gay Pride Month, Jan Haaken talks with Tiferet Ani (she/they) about bringing social justice to the classroom and how they collaborated with students and teachers to create an LGBTQ+ Studies elective for high school. Tiferet Ani is a curriculum developer and teacher educator in Maryland, devoted to un-erasing and teaching the intersectional stories of resistance students need.
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