Growing Up During The War on Terror

President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in Iraq as he speaks aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln under a “Mission Accomplished” banner off the California coast on May 1, 2003. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

In the fall of 2001, I was two years old. I have not known a world pre-9/11.

Now being 23 years old, I have witnessed and can recall different debates on what should be taught in public schools, often from a conservative viewpoint. Whether it be the Lost Cause Myth, radicalizing kids to be communists, or as of recent, a college-level concept: Critical Race Theory.