This inner transformation is never allowed to happen in some of our schools today, where teaching the history of the Black race in America is decried by White supremacists and those politicians who share their views.
Weapons of Faith: The Arming of American Schools –
The United States remains a country of tenacious faith. The nature of that faith stretches from the digital pulpits of Silicon Valley, where cool technology occupies the seat of majesty, to the hot Bible Belt of spiritual endurance and suffering, where the good Lord holds sway in stern disapproval. In between, market fundamentalists take time to worship the invisible hand of business and capitalism.
Source: Weapons of Faith: The Arming of American Schools – CounterPunch.org
The Problem Is the Guns. The Guns. The Guns. The Guns. | Portside
If there’s one lesson we should draw from the horror at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tx, it’s that we cannot rely just on school guards, calling 911, or tepid “solutions” by extremist politicians to safeguard our school children. Or to protect people in supermarkets, houses of worship, or any other public settings targeted for mass carnage.
Source: The Problem Is the Guns. The Guns. The Guns. The Guns. | Portside
Omicron is surging — and…it’s the economy, stupid
From New York to California, Democratic mayors and governors are fighting to keep schools and businesses open with an urgency they haven’t flexed before in the pandemic.
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Disease and death from COVID-19 accelerate throughout US as schools continue to reopen
The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that, as of the week ending September 2, an estimated one-quarter of new cases, a record of nearly 36,000 a day, are among those aged 0-17.
Source: Disease and death from COVID-19 accelerate throughout US as schools continue to reopen – World Socialist Web Site
Texas Governor Signs Law to Stop Teachers from Talking about Racism
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed one of his party’s top legislative priorities into law: a bill aimed at stopping teachers from talking about racism and any current events that may be contentious.The legislation, supported by virtually every GOP state legislator, states that social studies teachers in public K-12 schools “may not be compelled” to talk about current events or public policy or social issues considered controversial. If they do talk about such things, they are required to present the issue “without giving deference to any one perspective.”
Source: Texas Governor Signs Law to Stop Teachers from Talking about Racism | Portside
MAP: Legislation on critical race theory in schools – Chalkbeat
Chalkbeat is tracking efforts to restrict teaching about race and bias in schools, as well as efforts to expand it, on this map.
Source: MAP: Legislation on critical race theory in schools – Chalkbeat