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The Aftermath of Charlottesville: Teaching Tolerance and Responding to Bias
Violent clashes broke out in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend during a rally by white supremacist and alt right groups. In the aftermath, questions are on how educators can respond to bias in the classroom, teach about ethical dilemmas and civic controversies in complex times, and how to cultivate empathetic, tolerant individuals.
Affirmative Action in College Admissions
The New York Times recently reported on a memo obtained from the Department of Justice, searching for lawyers to investigate affirmative action in college admissions.
Key faculty: Natasha Kumar Warikoo
The Boston Globe: Centering on 'diversity' ignores the real focus of affirmative action
WBUR: For Now, Federal Focus On Affirmative Action Centers On Harvard
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Sometimes, Perceptions of Affirmative Action Don’t Mesh With Reality
Teaching Climate Change
What are the challenges educators have in teaching climate change to students? What are some innovations and different approaches?
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Jal Mehta presents five stages for how white people approach race, and how those stages in turn engender different reactions from people of color. (Education Week: July 27, 2017)
Stephanie Jones and David Deming discuss preparing children for a changing labor market, through developing social and emotional skills and by cultivating the flexible, solutions-oriented way preschoolers naturally learn. (The New York Times: July 31, 2017)