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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

Culture War in the Classroom

Leo Casey Dissent
It is time for educators to go on the offensive against the conservative campaign to ban “critical race theory” from schools. The story of American democracy cannot be told without according a central role to the Black freedom struggle.

How Teachers Won the Right to Get Pregnant

Christopher Phelps Jacobin
In the early twentieth century, teachers were prohibited from keeping their jobs after getting pregnant. Socialist feminists organized to successfully change that.

Teachers Are on a Tightrope With No Safety Net

Emily James Independent Media Institute
Schools are making the hybrid learning plan work as best they can, but our teachers are likely not okay. They are getting the work done—but their physical, emotional, and mental health may be suffering in the process.

Global Left Midweek - World Teachers’ Day

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Teachers in the vanguard worldwide * Where is the Chinese economy going? * Jayati Ghosh on post-pandemic New Deals * News and analysis from four continents

The 'Great' Reopening: Setting America’s Schools Up to Fail

Belle Chesler Tom Dispatch
I expect to watch with terror as many of our nation’s schools, woefully unprepared, open in the midst of a pandemic. Exhausted and heartbroken, I will worry nonstop about the students and teachers walking through those doors.
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