Democracy, Schools, and Teachers' Unions

Casey: 'At a time that teachers' unions face existential threats, how do we defend the democratic voice that they provide teachers?'


Do Teachers' Unions Truly Practice Democracy?

Meier: Do most teachers view their unions much as they view other organizations--some better, some worse, but not "ours."


The Difficult Conversations on Race

Casey: How can schools in a society that aspires to be democratic not take on the injustices of racism?


Can Schools Act as a Force Against Racism?

Meier: What are the lessons in equality that young people absorb through the structuring of schools, and how do they match the "civics" lessons they may be receiving formally?


Our Children and Race

Casey: I can't look at the pictures of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice without seeing reflections of the faces of my own children and my own students.


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