What if we began with character, my students and I asked, rather than rights?
We learn the most from those with whom we have a strong emotional bond.
Behind the curriculum debates lurks a deeper question about what it means to form citizens.
It’s been replaced by a thriving irrigation hose.
Our nation’s public schoolchildren deserve better.
Three children’s books to help start the conversation
Jonathan Metzl offers useful data and analysis, if not much empathy.
Chess players and golfers might benefit from an early, singular focus. Most people don’t.
It’s not our problem. Education can fix it. Only extremists are racist.
As Père Diegue surveyed the unfinished classroom, he remarked: “I’m beginning to understand why I am here.”
“White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective,” wrote a tumblr user in February of 2014. This claim illustrates how education sins in its ignorance. Latin American liberation theologians taught that sin consists not only of personal misdeeds—it is also embedded in social structures that promote harm and inequity.
Baylor transformed itself from a regional Baptist teaching institution into an internationally recognized Protestant research university—but not without scandal.