Teach Challenging Books

Hope Teague-Bowling, TU Director of Organizing, shares her experience teaching Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric in her high school English class. She not only addresses the question “Can I, a white woman, do justice teaching a book about racism, microaggressions,and intersectionality?” but puts forth the argument as to why it is imperative that teachers intentionally teach books outside of their comfort zones.

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Racism Has No Place in Teaching

On their personal blog, Ryan and John Prosser provide a detailed rebuttal to Mike Jankanish’s op-ed in the Tacoma News Tribune entitled “Diversity education is a divisive education”. We thank the Prossers for their swift and thorough response to an op-ed fraught with racist arguments that undermine the education policies we advocate and fight for through Teachers United.

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Hybrid Roles, What's in the Mix?

TU member and NBCT Joe Boyer shares what brought him into his current hybrid role at Evergreen High School. As a 9th grade English Language Arts teacher and Social Studies Department Head, Joe’s found the development of a hybrid role that allows him to teach while also getting release time for leadership responsibilities “life-changing” because he has “been able to still give [his] 110% while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance”.

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