I’m asking Texas to keep Helen Keller’s story in the K-12 curriculum

Last week the Texas State Board of Education took a step to remove Helen Keller from the K-12 social studies curriculum. The second largest state in the nation may soon stop teaching students about one of the most widely admired disability rights heroes. She is often the only disability rights advocate kids learn about. Kids need to learn more, not less, about disability.

Today I published an op-ed in the Washington Post urging Texas to keep Helen Keller in the curriculum: Hey, Texas. Students need to learn about Helen Keller. Don’t remove her.

You all have different ways of advocating. Let’s ask the Texas State Board of Education to teach students about disability and keep Helen Keller in the curriculum.

Thank you!