School districts control teachers’ classroom speech 

  School boards set the curriculum for schools, and they have the legal right to decide what materials and speech are appropriate for the classroom.  Teachers face particular challenges when they are teaching political or controversial topics [...]

From partisanship to pluralism: Teaching students how to listen to each other 

    A teacher-designed discussion protocol helps high school students have productive conversations about their political beliefs.  By Daniel Sussman  Jack is making noises again. It’s Meeting for Worship, a weekly gathering time at most Quaker [...]

Politicizing pedagogy: Teaching for liberty and justice at urban schools

Learning about and debating controversial topics is insufficient. Students must grapple with issues that truly matter to their local communities.  By Suneal Kolluri  Every year, I opened the first day of my government class by asking students [...]