What We’re Reading This Week: April 12, 2019

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

The Utter Inadequacy of America’s Efforts to Desegregate Schools 

The Atlantic 

“It’s kind of sobering to realize that for all the fighting and all the victories, we’re just treading water.” 


How Schools Are Responding to Migrant Children 

Education Week 

“And I will do whatever it takes to make every single student get the education they deserve when they walk through our doors. Now, if that’s part of a greater political or philosophical debate, then that needs to be had outside the doors of our schools.” 


Family Separation Has Scarred These Kids for Life 


“He doesn’t talk to me the way he used to talk in a happy way before, and so that hurts me again.” 



The Players’ Tribune 

“I know that, as a white man, I have to hold my fellow white men accountable. We all have to hold each other accountable. And we all have to be accountable — period. Not just for our own actions, but also for the ways that our inaction can create a ‘safe’ space for toxic behavior.” 


A Revolutionary War Hero who Served Alongside Washington May Have Been Intersex 

The Washington Post 

“He’s got a story, he’s got a presence. He’s got highways and roads and national holidays named after him. This could be a figure that is a touchstone for a totally different group of people than Pulaski had been a touchstone for in the past.”