What We’re Reading This Week: March 15, 2019

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

White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots 

The Atlantic 

“External forces have rarely been the gravest threat to the social order and political foundations of the United States. Rather, the source of greatest danger has been those who would choose white purity over a diverse democracy.” 


Schools Grapple With Student Depression as Data Show Problem Worsening 

Education Week 

“As psychologists explore causes behind trends in mental illness—probing issues like an increase in smartphone use, economic trends, and social isolation for clues—more schools are engaging students themselves to seek solutions.” 


Greta Thunberg, Schoolgirl Climate Change Warrior: ‘Some People Can Let Things Go. I Can’t’ 

The Guardian 

“I expected when I started that if this is going to become big, then there will be a lot of hate. It’s a positive sign. I think that must be because they see us as a threat. That means that something has changed in the debate, and we are making a difference.” 


In Chicago, Reparations Aren’t Just an Idea. They’re the Law 

The Guardian 

“For decades, a gang of Chicago police tortured and forced confessions from people in custody. Now, in a historic move, the city is teaching this shameful history in schools—but not everyone thinks it should.” 


Birch Bayh, Indiana Senator Who Championed Title IX, Dies at 91 

The Washington Post 

“In a country that prides itself on equality, we could not continue to deny 53 percent of the American people equal rights.”