SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
In cities like Chicago, parents anxious to return children to school have blamed teachers' unions. The historian and New Yorker columnist argues that some proponents of reopening are using racial equity arguments in bad faith while ignoring the gross racial inequalities that characterized schooling-as-usual before the pandemic and the work of teachers' unions to fight it.
SOURCE: The Root
"Your recent bill is an appalling attempt to FURTHER whitewash history. It is absolutely nothing less than an attempt to codify white supremacy in Arkansas schools. Stay the f*** out of my curriculum," teacher Josh Depner wrote.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Ann Marie Ryan and Charles Tocci
While this certainly feels unprecedented, the history of American public schooling shows us it's not.
SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Children need to learn how to discuss abortion — and other controversial political questions — in a fair and mutually respectful way. And that won’t happen if the adults in the room tell them the right answers, right off the bat.
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