It may be hard to believe, but NPR wants children to learn about 9/11:
"Never forget" became a national rallying cry after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Yet America's schools — where collective memory is shaped — are now full of students who never knew because they weren't alive then. Many teachers now struggle with whether and how to teach the attacks and their aftermath.
According to one survey, only about 20 states include anything in depth about the events of that fateful day in their high school social studies curriculum.
And when they are taught, critics say, it's often through a narrow lens.
But students are very hungry for that knowledge, and are quoted in the article saying as much.
“I don't know about it, so I don't know how to feel about it,” one middle schooler said.
"I'd like to know exactly, like, everything that happened, because I don't know exactly how many planes there were," another added. "I know the two twin towers fell, but I don't know if anything else happened."
Unfortunately, the leftists involved in adding curriculum to public schools aren’t as interested in giving these pining students the straight facts, they want to spoon feed them identity politics. Case in point: Greenfield Middle School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has handed out copies of a young adult novel called Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes to not only students, but the commuity as well.
The main character, Dèja, is a New York City fifth-grader living in a post-9/11 world, fifteen years after the attacks. She doesn’t know much about what happened, so, she and her friends begin to investigate.
One book reviewer who liked the work gives more details:
One of the incredible things about Towers Falling is how serious the subject matter is. I’m referring not only to 9/11, but also how Déja’s family is poor and homeless, how one of Déja’s best friends is Muslim and gets scared around September, what it means to be a family and an American. There are so many important conversations happening in this story…
Déja is black and her mother is from Jamaica; her friend Ben was born in the U.S. and his grandmother immigrated from Mexico; Sabeen is a Turkish Muslim born in the states with her parents from Turkey. They all talk about their heritage and how it’s a big part of their identity. Sabeen and her family get harassed for the terrorist attacks, but she also shares baklava and Turkish delights with friends. I think it’s so important that this book shows not only the racism these kids sometimes receive, but also celebrates their respective identities and cultures. The lessons that they are taught in the classroom focus more on what everyone has in common rather what makes them all different.
As you can see, not much there about who attacked America and why, but just another multicultural love fest.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum says participation in a program it offers educators has risen sharply and plans on expanding it in the coming months because of the high demand. That includes a weeklong seminar for teachers called “9/11 and American Memory,” NPR adds. So, the desire to teach the subject is there, as well as children wanting the truth. However, liberal educators and NPR have a funny way of wanting to teach the “complex” issues surrounding 9/11, like focusing on Islamophobia “especially during” the Trump era, as the piece emphasizes.
But it’s not really that hard: Muslims hijacked four planes and used them to kill thousands of American infidels, just like their holy book commands them to, simply because they hate us and our way of life.