The Inherently Political Problem of Policing Political Speech in the Classroom

The Inherently Political Problem of Policing Political Speech in the Classroom

School systems concerned with preventing or addressing political speech have at least two challenging questions to consider: (1) what is “speech” in the context of a classroom teacher’s First Amendment rights and (2) what makes speech “political” enough to justify a disciplinary response?

The Real Test We Need For Our Pandemics Of COVID-19 And Racial Injustice: Assessing Standardized Tests, Teacher Diversity, And Antiracist Education With José Luis Vilson [Via Forbes]

  The COVID-19 pandemic forced every state to seek a waiver from annual standardized testing requirements. But before this, there is a long history of education advocates pushing for a complete rethinking of the outsized role of standardized exams as at least a...