Macmillan Learning's Support of the LGBTQIA+ Community

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Earlier this year, Macmillan Learning launched our new Mission, Vision and Values. We committed to “Inspiring what’s possible for every learner.” But we know this can only happen when learners can connect to the materials they’re learning and feel seen and supported -- when they can recognize themselves in their materials. We know that to do that effectively requires that the people that build those tools bring diverse experiences and thinking to our projects.  

Diversity drives the kind of innovation and creativity required to help each and every learner succeed; we’re committed to cultivating a workplace where everyone feels safe, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. While these rights should be intrinsic, they often are not, and that’s where we as a company need to stand up for each other and for the students that count on us.

An unfortunate reality is that discrimination and inequality still persist in many forms. We see this acutely in our industry in the form of censorship, book banning, and being rejected from state adoptions. We unequivocally refuse to remove LGBTQIA+ content from our course materials when asked to do so and pledge to continue our efforts in promoting equality and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities. No student should be expected to adopt a political or cultural point-of-view in order to succeed in the classroom.

At Macmillan Learning, Inclusion is a Choice We Make Every Day. This is not just a company value -- it’s a guidepost that is critical to who we are. This PRIDE Month, Macmillan Learning offers our unwavering support for the LGBTQIA+ community and stands alongside all of our employees, customers, and partners -- no matter their gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. 

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