What We’re Reading This Week: December 7, 2018

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

Silent Sam Survives 

The Atlantic 

“Essentially, the monument, the era of racist violence it represents, and its prominence on campus are buoyed by state law.” 


Is the Number of Teachers of Color Skyrocketing or Stagnating? Here’s What the Numbers Really Say 


“Between 1987 and 2015, the number of black teachers increased from around 191,000 to 256,000. But the share of teachers who are black has actually declined, from 8.2 percent to 6.7 percent.” 


Desegregation Is Unraveling in This Texas Town 

The Hechinger Report 

“Without a court order hanging over them, the district’s leaders, by their own admission, have struggled to lift Hispanic students like they did, belatedly, for black students.” 


Lego Foundation and Sesame Street Team Up to Help Refugee Children 

The New York Times 

“The organizations are also developing new methods and materials for use in play centers and homes, emphasizing qualities like resilience, empathy, inclusion and respect for difference.” 


First DACA Student Pushed the Boundaries of the Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship 

PRI’s The World 

“Park came to the US with his parents at 7 years old from South Korea. His parents, who are also undocumented, work at a restaurant and a nail salon. Being offered the scholarship, he said, felt like the culmination of his parents’ sacrifice and hard work.”