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Posts published in “Issue: February 2019

Top down educational reforms impoverish our schools, our teachers, our communities

Teachers are stressed. A recent survey in British Columbia found that two-thirds of teachers felt “stressed and emotionally exhausted all, or most of the time.” In the United Kingdom, 86% of teachers reported increased workplace stress. In the United States, 40% of teachers quit teaching within five years, leaving schools…

A Green New Deal promotes sustainability, resilience and growth

I. A Green New Deal addresses both urban and rural needs Establish a national fund for urban and rural resilience Cities and communities across America need to upgrade their infrastructure now to withstand the effects of climate change, including extreme heat, increased rain and snow, sea level rise, and extreme…

Listen to the living world around you

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Milkweed Editions, 2013 As a scientist and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Robin Kimmerer weaves together stories of indigenous traditions, her experiences as a botanist, professor, mother, and practitioner of crafting and harvesting. And always, she is listening to the living…

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