State Legislators, Media Commentators, AND Students All Agree—Give Us “Media Literacy”!

In California, where we are based, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson just introduced a bill that would ensure students know “how to spot fake news and enables students, parents and educators to establish strategies ensuring that digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy become part of California's basic teaching requirements in public schools.” As a former high school English teacher who still works with youth regularly, I know that by the time kids reach high school, they actually want and desire to have received a course on Media Literacy. Last year I wrote a post – “Social Media and High Schoolers: Will They Ever Learn?” Today my belief is an absolute YES because my findi

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