Teach knowledge to fight ‘fake’ facts | Joanne

“Media literacy” — teaching students to distinguish between “fake” news, propaganda, hype and reliable information — is all the rage, reports CNN.

The New York Times looks at a Brooklyn middle school where teachers help students analyze “whether an article or a video is real — and if it is real, whether it is, for example, a news story or an advertisement made to look like a news report.”

Teachers can fight “fake facts” by teaching real facts, writes Matthew Levey, founder and CEO of International Charter School, in the New York Daily News.

Progressive educators “worried that facts…

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