Belabored: Critical Race Panic in Schools, with Jesse Hagopian

Belabored: Critical Race Panic in Schools, with Jesse Hagopian

A new right-wing campaign to ban “critical race theory” aims to crack down on teachers who teach honestly about racism. How can teachers protect themselves and their students?

Jesse Hagopian, a Seattle teacher, writer, and editor of books including Black Lives Matter at School

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Teachers around the country are under pressure⁠—not just the continued stress of teaching in a pandemic, but now a new right-wing campaign to ban “critical race theory” in schools aims to crack down on teachers who teach honestly about racism. Jesse Hagopian, a Seattle teacher, writer, and editor of books including Black Lives Matter at School, joins us to discuss this latest backlash, and what teachers and their unions can do to protect themselves and their students.

We also look at the new just cause provisions in New York City, the conditions for union—and nonunion—retail workers, the potential inclusion of PRO Act provisions in the budget, the end of a major Steelworker strike, and fast food workers who went viral with a sign of frustration. For Argh, we consider the union movement in journalism, and how work from home is sometimes more work for women.

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News

Most Americans Can Be Fired for No Reason at Any Time, But a New Law in New York Could Change That (Bloomberg)

Retail workers in unions reap higher wages even as U.S. organizers suffer setbacks (Reuters)

Sanders Confirms Inclusion of Provisions of PRO Act in Reconciliation Bill (Truthout)

Citing Unfair Labor Practices, 1,300 Steelworkers Strike in Five States (In These Times)

Striking ATI Steelworkers Hold the Line for Premium-Free Health Insurance (Labor Notes)

 

Conversation

Right-wing Legislators are Trying to Stop Us From Teaching for Racial Justice. We Refuse. (Rethinking Schools)

How to Manufacture a Moral Panic (New York Magazine)

Jesse Hagopian: I Am An Educator

Black Lives Matter At School

 

Argh, I wish I’d written that!


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