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Violence and other forms of abuse against teachers: 5 questions answered

Violence and other forms of abuse against teachers: 5 questions answered

1. How common are violence and other forms of abuse against teachers? In 2010, soon after we began to look at this issue, we administered a nationwide survey to assess the extent of violence perpetrated against the 3.6 million teachers in U.S. public schools. The roughly 3,000 teachers from 48 states who participated were comparable to the population of […] … learn more→

How T.M. Landry College Prep failed black families

How T.M. Landry College Prep failed black families

Of all the challenges that vex black parents, perhaps none is more frustrating than to be forced to send their children to schools where their children’s talents go unrecognized, overlooked, ignored or even squashed. As I argue in my book – “Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms” – teaching in a way that […] … learn more→

Torrents of bile: publish and be damned

Torrents of bile: publish and be damned

Who can ever tell what lurks in the depths of the internet? Five years ago, I wrote an article arguing that the idea of a “war” between science and religion is not a very helpful one, given that “all-out wars between neighbours tend to be pretty unpleasant, and the reality is that atheistic scientists have […] … learn more→