“Sticks and stones,” we’re told. What’s worse, we’re frequently faced with the suggestion that perhaps we might have “misunderstood” what a boy said, or met with the idea that he “didn’t mean it that way.”
It’s International Day of the Girl. Members of Congress should celebrate by passing the Keeping Girls in School Act.
Beating out top news outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post, a small team of student journalists at Arizona State University’s (ASU) student newspaper broke the story on the resignation of Kurt Volker, U.S. special envoy to Ukraine.
On August 22, I went back to school to start my ninth year of teaching. The Amazon rain forest had already been on fire for three weeks. I don’t know if Lisa Delpit knew how literal the title of her book, Teaching When the World Is on Fire, out today, would be—but it illuminates the absolute absurdity of the world we are living and teaching in.
Imagine this: A young person walks in to a health care provider’s office armed with the knowledge they need and deserve about their bodies, their sexual lives and their choices. They are empowered and knowledgeable. Their diverse lives and backgrounds are centered. And their experience isn’t exceptional—it’s typical.
“One of the best things schools can do to help prevent child sexual abuse is to talk about it.”
Ohio House Bill 90, also known as the “Humanity of the Unborn Child” bill, mandates that educators become part of the state’s mission to “achieve an abortion-free society.”
Lawmakers passing anti-abortion bills desperately need a sex education crash-course. Unfortunately, so do students across the country.
I feel continuous remorse wrestling with the knowledge that students slipped through the cracks under my watch. But I also know that one teacher or one school implementing best practices is not enough to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.
Sara Catherine Cook has stuck with debate for the last five years in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama—because she didn’t want to abandon her fellow female debaters who fought through the pushback.