Whose ‘Discomfort?’ Covering Efforts to Limit Teaching About Racism
Who gets to decide what teachers can say about our nation’s problematic history of racism? Covering this increasingly polarizing debate is a growing challenge for education reporters, as efforts to be fair and historically accurate now often draw accusations of bias or censorship.
To help journalists better navigate this challenge, the Education Writers Association gathered several veteran reporters with extensive experience covering the debates over critical race theory and the teaching of history. They shared their reporting tips and advice during a webinar.
- Tyler Kingkade, national reporter, NBC News (moderator)
- T. Keung Hui, education reporter, The News & Observer
- Eesha Pendharkar, staff writer, Education Week
(This webinar was presented March 24, 2022.)