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John Rogers: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Trump; by Diane Ravitch, Valerie Strauss & John Rogers

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You will not be surprised to learn that the vulgarity and crudity that Trump expresses towards vulnerable groups has affected the climate in schools. His hate speech has spilled over. Here is the report: “Teaching and Learning in the Age of Trump: Increasing Hostility and Stress in America’s High Schools.” Amid the first months of a Trump administration characterized by highly charged and divisive political rhetoric, a new national survey of public high school teachers finds heightened levels of student stress and anxiety and concerns for their own well being or that of their family members, according to a new study published by the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Access.“Hate speech and acts of intimidation are not new to U.S. Schools, but its disconcerting that numerous teachers are telling us that the level of animus they are seeing is ‘unprecedented’ in their careers'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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