Politics, God, Race, Sex, and Other Controversial Topics Kids Discuss at School

Kids are talking. They’re discussing politics. God. Race. Sex. And other things they shouldn’t be talking about at school.  Teachers may redirect controversial debate unrelated to school subject matter, but that won’t silence discussion. Neither will amendments that separate Church and state nor laws that forbid exploration of science issues such as evolution and global warming. […]

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How to Heal Racism

“We do not tolerate racism at our school,” said Mrs. Kurt, a fifth-grade teacher. “We ignore skin color and only see our students,” agreed Mr. Tucker. I wondered how it was possible to see children, but not the color of their skin. All of us enrolled in the graduate course taught in diverse schools. The […]

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