Bill would mandate history course, prescribe curriculum at UNC universities, community colleges

BY: - May 15, 2023

Should students at UNC System Schools and community colleges be required to take a course on history and government, irrespective of their majors? Should lawmakers be able to prescribe the curriculum for such a course, rather than campus leaders and faculty? Those are a couple of the thorny questions sparked by House Bill 96, one […]

NCSU Prof.Michael Schwalbe on efforts to stifle discussions of race and privilege in our schools

BY: - April 10, 2023

One of the top agenda items for Republican leaders at the General Assembly this year is legislation that would micromanage the teaching of U.S. history and discussions of race – mostly for the purpose of limiting discussion and assuring that white students in particular, aren’t made to feel guilty or uncomfortable. Unfortunately, as North Carolina […]

GOP bill to limit topics of discussion in public schools wins state House approval

BY: - March 23, 2023

Parents, Democratic lawmakers decry censorship and "chilling effect on education" A controversial bill that would restrict how the state’s public school teachers discuss race, gender and sexuality was approved by the state House by a 68-49 party line vote on Wednesday, and is now headed to the state Senate.

New book, panel at Duke University explore the politics of the Marvel film phenomenon

BY: - March 8, 2023

Like so many things, for good or ill, it started on Twitter. A whole host of political scientists from across the country had just seen 2019’s Avengers: Endgame and were discussing it online. But then, much of the world was. Upon release the film, a climactic point in the phenomenally successful Marvel Cinematic Universe of interconnected superhero films, had a worldwide opening of more than $1 billion. It would go on to become the then-highest grossing film of all time, making nearly $2.8 billion worldwide.

UNC Chapel Hill history professor William Sturkey

BY: - February 20, 2023

UNC Chapel Hill history professor William Sturkey on his deep concerns about the plans of university trustees to establish a new school on the campus devoted to advancing conservative ideology. Read Sturkey’s latest commentary: UNC Chapel Hill trustees misfire with rushed and ill-conceived plan to launch conservative school

New photos suggest how Trump, flush with power, may have sent official documents down the toilet

BY: - August 9, 2022

Into the sewer. That appears to be the intended destination of what look like torn-up presidential documents in photographs released by reporter Maggie Haberman to the news publication Axios, which published them on Aug. 8, 2022.

So Trump broke another law. Will anyone actually do something about it?

BY: - February 14, 2022

The Presidential Records Act exists for a reason. Republicans who complain about erased history should appreciate that At this point in our sick national saga, is there any law that Trump hasn’t broken? A federal statute on the books – Title 18, Section 2071 of the U.S. Code – spells out the provisions of the Presidential Records Act of 1978.

NC Social Studies teacher Rodney Pierce on the need to teach a broad, full history of America

BY: - November 8, 2021

Pierce is a social studies teacher at Red Oak Middle School in Battleboro, North Carolina and was social studies teacher of the year in 2019.

Republican lawmakers take on diversity training, decry “indoctrination” at UNC-Chapel Hill

BY: - November 4, 2021

Republican state lawmakers are taking issue with equity, diversity and inclusion programs at UNC-Chapel Hill. In a letter this week to UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, N.C. House Majority Whip Jon Hardister (R-Guilford) cited a piece in Carolina Review, the campus conservative publication, about the UNC Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life mandating a training […]