America is — and always has been — a work in progress. Across the political spectrum, there is agreement that racism still exists today, and race relations must be improved. To do so, we must advocate and press state and local decision-makers to make sure that children are taught a complete picture of our country’s complicated history, including the things past and present that we have not gotten right. Additionally, students need to be taught to recognize racism, interact with people different from them, and learn empathy.

As Ed Trust continues to fight against this so-called anti-CRT movement, we’ve gathered a diverse set of voices who discuss this hot-button issue—from an education historian, to former teachers and former students in the public school system, and others. Read these blog posts to learn more.