Protect Honesty in Education

Regardless of background, race, or zip code, every child deserves a high quality education grounded in honesty, integrity, and facts; Students benefit most when caring families, trained educators, and dedicated school boards work together; Dismissing racism or minimizing its trauma and impact irrevocably harms communities and individuals, preventing pathways for reconciliation and healing; education that reflects and celebrates student identities, experiences, and cultures maximizes their engagement, achievement, and civic participation; honesty in education is essential to Ohio's growth and viability; high quality, honest education is the bedrock of a high-functioning democratic republic that works to serve every Ohioan.

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AS THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF OHIO, WE BELIEVE ...

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WHAT IS

HONESTY IN EDUCATION?

It is the complete presentation and critical examination of academic content that is grounded in facts, research, and credible sources. It reflects diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences. It invites open dialogue and debate, and appreciation of the complexity of issues. This approach helps to develop lifelong learners who are able to navigate our changing world, and help advance society.

WHY HONESTY

IN EDUCATION MATTERS

Honesty in education creates well-informed citizens who enhance their community, actively engage in civic affairs, and forge a representative democracy that serves every Ohioan.

 

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO

HONESTY IN EDUCATION?

The nation faces a growing campaign to prohibit and censor honesty in education. This is an attempt to hide difficult truths and realities about our past and present, and deny students their voice and identity. Many professional educators are being labeled Marxist, and their schools "indoctrination centers" for teaching complete accounts of history, helping students understand complex social issues, and embracing each child's individuality.