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Teaching Politics in School

Generating Productive Political Discussions in the Classroom

Kevin Meuwissen | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Kevin Meuwissen

What should a teacher do when students (and perhaps their models at home) simply refuse to play by the rules of civic discourse, rejecting compelling evidence that they find uncomfortable and repudiating empathy and compromise in favor of antagonism?

Teacher Under Fire For Writing Politically-Charged Statement

Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

A Kentucky teacher is being criticized for writing a politically charged statement on the whiteboard in class. South Laurel County High School tea...

Teacher Under Fire For Politically-Charged Sign In Classroom

Posted 10.31.2012 | Education

South Carolina teacher Laurie Humphrey has been removed from the classroom for a politically charged sign placed in her classroom, WLTX reports. Th...

Teen Ridiculed For Romney T-Shirt To Transfer From School

AP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — The father of a 16-year-old Philadelphia girl who says she was mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt s...

Teen Returns To Cheering School After Romney T-Shirt Flap

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned...

Philadelphia Teacher Who Ridiculed Student For Wearing Mitt Romney T-Shirt Receives Death Threats

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Lynette Gaymon, the Pennsylvania teacher accused of ridiculing one of her sophomore geometry students for wearing a pink Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan T-shirt...

Philadelphia Teacher Compares Student's Mitt Romney Dress-Down Day T-Shirt To Wearing A KKK Shirt

Posted 10.05.2012 | Education

A Philadelphia high school sophomore says she didn’t want to go back to Charles Carroll High after a geometry teacher ridiculed her for wearing a pi...

Come on Baby Light My Fire -- Teachers Combine 'Voices' to Ignite Change

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

We wonder why interest in politics or issues of our times don't seem to register with young people. For high school students, just stop and put yourself in their shoes and now consider how to make sense of the prime-time speeches.