A couple of days ago a meme starting going around Facebook about Mitch McConnell’s history of surviving polio The thing is, beyond the fact that McConnell did in fact have Polio as a child, the rest of the text is false. His care was not government funded. He received care at the frankly prestigious Warm […] … Continue reading REPOST: crippledscholar — No, Mitch McConnell’s Polio Treatment Wasn’t Government funded and it Likely Influenced his views on Healthcare
"You don't read this many rejection letters for a decade and come out of it with all your confidence in tact. But I truly believe that the struggle was worth it. Many years of trying to be what bosses, donors, co-workers, and students wanted me to be taught me a lot about what it means to be my full self."
Hey fam! This week, I'm proud to introduce y'all to an inspiring freedom fighter: Cazembe Jackson. I've been lucky to call him my friend and comrade since I moved to the South, and his dedication to justice, intersectionality, and radical love have absolutely changed me as an activist and person. I interviewed him about his … Continue reading Meet a Freedom Fighter: Cazembe
Schools today are the safest they've ever been, with low rates of theft, fighting, and assault. Is this because of, or in spite of, an increased police presence? LL reviewed the research to find out.
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Welcome to a new series on why we need cops out of schools. Each post in this series will discuss one reason why police do not belong in our schools. Part 1: Police have a brutality problem, not a public relations problem.
Hi, my name is Daniel. I am an 18-year-old, white, transgender boy. Though coming out as trans is quite recent for me, I have always been vocal about equal rights, and not just for the LGBTQ+ community. I’m going to be talking about my experiences at my former school, which is not limited to just my … Continue reading GUEST POST: A day in my life as a high school queer
From time-honored classics to trending teen lit, there's great social justice fiction for every young freedom fighter. Here are some great titles - and ideas on how to share them with your favorite teen!
The first time I heard someone talk about "grit" and growth mindset in education, it was at the STEM Think Tank and Conference, a 3-day conference about the unique challenges and opportunities in teaching girls about science and technology. The speaker was an administrator and researcher at a prestigious, private, K-12 girls' school in suburban … Continue reading The New Bootstraps: Are we blaming kids for their own hardship?
Educators and caregivers do intense intellectual, physical, and emotional labor - and even MORE of it if we're involved in activism. We need -- and deserve -- to replenish ourselves!