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We Have Failed To Protect Our Kids; We Have Never Been Civil

Roxane Gay New York Times
Incivility runs through the history of this country, founded on stolen land, built with the labor of stolen lives. The document that governs our lives effectively denied more than half of the population the right to vote.

How the Attack on Teachers Threatens the Future of Public Schools

Sarah Jaffe; Illustrator: Adrià Fruitós Rethinking Schools
There are now 567,000 fewer educators in public schools than at the beginning of the pandemic. “What we must have is a high-quality, experienced, certified, and stable public education workforce.”

Republicans Are Determined To Stop Teachers From Educating Students

Joel McNally Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)
The latest rightwing attack on public schools has been raging for more than a year with angry, screaming parent groups disrupting school board meetings threatening jobs and lives of educators. Those weren’t actually spontaneous grassroots protests.

Teaching in a World No Student Deserves

Belle Chesler TomDispatch
Return to Normal pushed schools to a crisis point. How do you run a school without enough staff? Zoom-learning was soul-crushingly devoid of laughter and energy of a traditional classroom and could never serve as a replacement for hands-on learning.

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