These laws require educators to lie to students through omission, euphemism, and sanitized accounts of the past and present. Wherever possible, educators should challenge them and, if necessary, defy them.
As of December 1, so far 3,393 schools had been disrupted this year due to mental health concerns, meaning they were temporarily closed for in-person classes because of issues like “teacher burnout” and “stress on students.”
Chronic disinvestment in public education, a corporate reform model that punishes student poverty, and the pandemic’s disruption of school life are making it impossible for teachers to do the job they love. Many educators are at their breaking point
The Scranton Federation of Teachers, representing more than 800 teachers and paraprofessionals, announced today that it will set up picket lines and go on strike at 12:01 a.m., Nov. 3. The union has been working under a contract that expired in 2017
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
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.