Oberlin High’s black history course will be taught by a black teacher, after all. To save money, the course is now combined with U.S. government. The black teacher isn’t certified to teach government, but he’ll be allowed to teach with alternate certification.
A group of black parents had argued that students couldn’t learn black history from a white teacher. A local TV station set up a discussion board that asked: “Should white instructors be allowed to teach black history?” One respondent said, “I’m a black English teacher, so I guess I was way out of line teaching Shakespeare.” Another asked, “Who will teach Latin?”