High schools are now required to teach media literacy. Here's how it's going in northern Illinois
When Dane Erbach was in middle school during the mid 1990s, before the information superhighway rolled through, students turned to library books and encyclopedias for facts.
Today, students are likely to get their information first from social media sources such as TikTok, the 39-year-old McHenry High School teacher said. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re easily misled, Erbach added.
While adults who did not grow up with the internet have had to figure out on their own whether information they found …