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Outlawing the Truth

Adam Sanchez The Progressive
Three things that could become illegal in my Philadelphia classroom if Pennsylvania House Bill 1532 becomes law: analyzing the original text of the U.S. Constitution, reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s writing, and discussing inequitable school funding

How to Raise Kids Who Won’t Be Racist

Melinda Wenner Moyer New York Times
If race is largely a social construct, then teaching children about it will only perpetuate racism — right? Wrong: Studies show precisely the opposite.

Living in Pandemic Purgatory, Up Close and Personal

Belle Chesler Tom Dispatch
A world unraveling amid smoke and death and how one teacher and her students dealt with it. The pandemic served as a stark reminder of at least two things: that the nuclear family is not enough and that schools can’t be its sole safety net.

What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic

Teresa Thayer Snyder Diane Ravitch's blog
I sincerely plead with my colleagues, to surrender the artificial constructs that measure achievement and greet the children where they are, not where we think they “should be.”

Capitalism Made Women Of Color More Vulnerable To The COVID Recession

Tithi Bhattachary Truthout
woman and daughters protesting For all women who have lost their jobs during this pandemic, Black women and Latinas who perform the bulk of essential work during lockdown, for all Black and Brown elders who have lost their lives, capitalism is their preexisting condition.

How Trump Politicized Schools Reopening, Regardless of Safety

Diane Ravitch The New York Review of Books
If the Trump administration is willing to spend trillions to bail out corporations, banks, and airlines, why is it not willing to put up the $400-500 billion necessary to ensure the safety of our nation’s schools, children, and educators?
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