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What We’re Reading This Week: June 7, 2019

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

“What Do You Remember From Your School’s Sex Ed?” 

Esquire 

“The assumption of heterosexuality caused me to tune out, because I thought: Well, none of this applies to me.” 

 

Beyond the Letters: Being a Stronger Ally With shea martin 

Heinemann Blog 

“I want to say, I think that this road to allyship is also something that can bring about a lot of guilt for people. Don’t beat yourself up because you weren’t the perfect ally on day one in the classroom.” 

 

The Struggles of Rejecting the Gender Binary 

The New York Times 

“[W]e’re all born nonbinary. We learn gender. And at some point, some of us can’t stand it anymore.” 

 

Desperation and Broken Trust When Schools Restrain Students or Lock Them in Rooms 

NPR 

“The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights requires that school districts report every time a student is restrained or secluded. And while tens of thousands of cases are reported, many suspect those numbers fall short.” 

 

Women of Color Were Cut Out of the Suffragist Story. Historians Say It’s Time for a Reckoning. 

The Washington Post 

“It didn’t start with white women; that’s not the point of entry into women having political voice. ... Indigenous women have had a political voice in their nations long before white settlers arrived.”