Ontario school board demands that To Kill A Mockingbird be taught only through an ‘anti-oppression lens’

Some Canadian writers are applauding an Ontario school board that has mandated To Kill A Mockingbird be taught only through a critical “anti-oppression lens.”

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Some Canadian writers are applauding an Ontario school board that has mandated To Kill A Mockingbird be taught only through a critical “anti-oppression lens.”

The authors say it’s important for students to see their identities reflected in the material they learn in English class.

The Peel District School Board says it wants to expose students to texts from diverse authors on race and injustice in an effort to update its English curriculum, and sent a memo to English department heads and principals telling them as much.

The memo indicates that if teachers choose to use Harper Lee’s classic novel in their lesson plans, it should be done with a critical eye.

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