In honor of MLK day, the...

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In honor of MLK day, the University of Michigan has put on the a symposium with the theme of the The (Mis)Education of US. The theme is meant to highlight the stories of those groups who have often been left out in history and in the classroom. When I first thought about this theme, I thought about the Christopher Columbus narrative that I often heard in my K-12 education in comparison to the true story of colonization of many indigenous people. I think this is an really interesting topic that we should all reflect upon so what are some other examples of (mis)education where stories are left out? And how can we change existing curriculums that include a diversity of perspectives? Here is a more detailed blurb of the MLK symposium theme: