Teaching LGBT history

The teaching of history has been too straight. A new Illinois law says it's time to tell the whole story

by David Blanchette

Illinois' public school students may soon learn about Jane Addams in a new light. "Illinoisan Jane Addams, the mother of social work, founder of the Hull House, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was in a committed 40-year relationship with her partner, Mary Rozet Smith," read a statement from Equality Illinois during the debate over House Bill 246...