This first episode in a series on the topic of protecting educators' "freedom to teach" addressed current special interest-funded attempts to politicize U.S. history, civics and social studies. State federation president Jan Hochadel was joined by Connecticut Education Association (CEA) President Kate Dias and Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Executive Director Fran Rabinowitz to lead the conversation.
Joining them was U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, who coordinated a local discussion on the issue at a round-table forum with educators, students and parents in Middletown. He answered members' questions on what has emerged as a national campaign by anti-public education forces to divide communities along racial lines.
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