The Post

Watching The Post tonight, I was reminded of the importance of our first amendment rights and protecting the rights of the press to freely report true, unbiased information to the “governed not the  governors.”

As a teacher, this same freedom must be protected, but it is also our responsibility to share information that is true and unbiased as well. This is hard to do but important. The danger of doing so may also sometimes conflict with parents’ truths.

As the world becomes more diverse, those whose views are less open may push back, building walls, closing doors. But shutting out what we don’t or refuse to understand acts as a censor to the realities of  life.

As a teacher of a diverse population it is my belief that it is my duty to share the diversity of my students with that of the world.  Doing so means giving opportunities for them through the printed word. My class library shares books that match the makeup of my students and others different from them in culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and ideas. It is their’s to explore and hopefully learn from. All through the printed word. All because of our first amendment rights.




Author: hansonberries

As a teacher of sixth graders, ma special place is my classroom; my home-away-from-home. My first home I share with my husband, our dog Quincy, two cats, and my tortoise friend, Misha. I also have been blessed with a horse named Arjay. We have three adult children and five grandchildren, the joy of our lives. Life is good. I am an equestrian, a writer, a reader, a gardener, and I repurpose furniture.

5 thoughts on “The Post”

  1. Great post about what is one of our most important rights. In an era of “fake news”, our responsibility to show many opinions and ideas grows even more important.

    Did you like the movie?? 🙂

    Thank you for this thought-provoking slice!


  2. First amendment rights apply to everyone, not just a few. As teachers we have a huge responsibility to protect that right for all of our students – past, present and future. So important to highlight the silent voices in our classroom. Thanks for this reminder.

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