Tell Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: Use your power to fight against efforts to censor and ban books now!
From Texas to Tennessee, books discussing topics ranging from race to sexual orientation are coming under fire and being outright banned in school districts nationwide. 
It’s not just changing curriculums as some have suggested, many of these important books are being completely removed from school libraries.
In fact, numerous districts are facing enormous pressure to remove Michelle Obama’s biography, because some parents claim it is racist against white people.
With an increasing push to censor and ban what books students have access to it’s clear that we have an education crisis, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona needs to weigh in.
While the Department of Education does not have the authority to mandate that states adopt certain educational practices, under the Obama administration, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan used the department's influence to push 41 states and the District of Columbia to adopt Common Core standards, thus proving that the Secretary of Education has enormous influence to impact how school districts set policies.
Sign the Petition to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: Use your power to fight against efforts to censor and ban books now!
 From slavery to socialism, new legislation restricts what teachers can discuss NPR, Feb 2022
 Closing the Expectations Gap 2013 Annual Report on the Alignment of State K-12 Policies and Practice with the Demands of College and Careers, Common Core Standards, 2013