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What a year has been so far. We have been navigating a worldwide pandemic, experiencing a racial injustice reckoning, and watching a presidential campaign that will shape our future. It is safe to say that has left us with a lot to unpack as individuals and as educators. As our classes continue to look so different as they take place online, I am thinking about the need to find and use materials that help my students and me to process everything that is going on around us. I want to find materials that will help us to put current events into a historical context, and will help us to process the information that we receive through a critical lens. The collection is a collaboration between Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change.
Critical Theory vs Critical Thinking
Published in late , this essay asks its readers to note how recent events in the US animal protection sector strikingly parallel a step-by-step plan of sabotage developed by a PR consultant retained by the Cattleman's Association in As time has passed, have the concerns this essay raised been rendered baseless, or have they become more relevant? If the latter is true, and the wealth and elevated public profile of some animal protection organizations has come at the expense of inappropriate compromise, intermingling such organizations with an industry whose very purpose is to transform conscious beings into commodities, what are concerned people to do? Are we morally obliged to speak up, and act? We have to strive to achieve it, and the striving should be conscious, deliberate and hard.
Yesterday, the U. Following the release of the NLRB memo, a number of scientists on Twitter expressed alarm at the justifications provided within the memo, which appeared to relegate the discussion of sex differences outside the realm of constitutionally protected speech. Is pointing out that women are more prone to depression beginning at age 12 also discriminatory? Their complaint is eye-opening.