With the exponentially more infectious Delta variant threatening unvaccinated kids and GOP legislators fighting against mask mandates in the classrooms, prepare for all-out wars at school-board meetings between conservatives and people trying to protect their kids.
Our government is eager to get people back to work. And for a lot of families, that means putting economically disadvantaged kids living in pandemic hot zones in unsafe classrooms. Here’s one New Orleans teacher’s account of fighting to keep her students safe.
School shooting after school shooting thrust teachers and students into America’s gun rights debate. Now, they’re pawns in a deadly pandemic.
Our schools have always been segregated by race, class, and economic status. Two teachers reveal the struggles of educating in a perpetually broken system.
Creating equitable education isn’t just about combating segregation with a diverse student body. It’s about equal access to resources, restorative justice, and representation.
In a country obsessed with guns, where lockdown drills are practically part of the curriculum, Florida legislators just voted to allow teachers to be armed in schools. We’re headed for the Wild, Wild West.
Elite schools hold themselves forth as establishments that reward excellence. But brown and black students are treated as interlopers and beneficiaries of affirmative action, while the white and wealthy buy their way in.
With policing and paddling showing no signs of subsiding, the classroom is a space for destruction, not education, for students of color.
Lockdown drills, armed teachers, bulletproof backpacks, and now the proposal to teach kids how to triage one another—have lawmakers lost their minds?
In the wake of #MeToo, professors grapple with how to teach culturally important art while reckoning with the abusive, misogynist nature of some of its creators.