What We’re Reading This Week: November 22, 2019

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

What’s Lost When Black Children Are Socialized Into a White World 

The Atlantic 

“These mothers talked about their efforts to encourage their children to question authority, speak freely, and express opinions—all things they valued—only to then watch as their children were reprimanded or even criminalized for doing so at school.” 


The Quiet Rooms 

The Chicago Tribune 

“The spaces have gentle names: The reflection room. The cool-down room. The calming room. The quiet room. But shut inside them, in public schools across the state, children as young as 5 wail for their parents, scream in anger and beg to be let out.” 


Where We Call Home: Transgender People in Rural America 

Movement Advancement Project 

“Although experiences of discrimination are typically as common in rural areas as in urban areas, structural challenges in rural areas, such as fewer employment or healthcare options, means the impact of discrimination on the lives of rural transgender people may be particularly profound.” 


High School Students Are Unprepared to Judge the Credibility of Information on the Internet, According to Stanford Researchers 

Stanford News 

“The 2020 presidential election is just a year away, and many current high school students will be first-time voters. Our findings show that they are unprepared to assess the information they encounter.” 


What Happened When Brooklyn Tried to Integrate Its Middle Schools 

The Washington Post 

“In fits and starts, the city is becoming a laboratory of experimentation, examining whether it’s possible to tackle the stratification that courses through urban districts.”