Resources for School Librarians - Index
As librarians, teachers, and parents, we should always remember that freedom of the press is a constitutional right of all Americans. When the president of this country attacks the press and calls anything published which disagrees with his actions "fake news" he is wrongly attacking our free press and endangering the reporters employed by the press. There may indeed be "fake news" which is written by individuals who would undermine our freedom to make intelligent decisions about the government and elections. It is our responsibility to teach our students about the freedom of the press. It is our responsibility to teach them the difference between real "fake news" and the political statements against the press which are given by the president. It is the responsibility of the president of the United States to protect our freedoms, not to destroy them. - LB, August 16, 2018
A very important issue in media literacy which school librarians and classroom teachers should address now.
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