Tag Archive: Trump Effect

Nov 30

School climate worsens in wake of election, new report says

Teachers describe an increase in the use of slurs and derogatory language, along with disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags in the wake of November’s divisive election that saw Donald Trump rise to the presidency, according to a new report from the organization Teaching Tolerance. The report cited more than 2,500 specific incidents of bigotry and harassment that it said can be directly traced to election rhetoric, including assaults on both students and teachers and acts of vandalism depicting hate symbols and speech.

Nov 21

How to respond to incidents of racism, bullying and hate in schools

Schools should be havens. But right now, many of our students are scared, anxious, and feeling threatened. Here are some steps you can take to respond to incidents of hateful words, actions and images and make sure your students feel welcome, supported and valued.

Oct 21

Trump’s threats to reject election results undermine classroom teaching

“In 13 years of teaching, I have never witnessed such heated, hate-filled rhetoric from the campaign trail,” said Joe Judge, who teaches social studies at Albia Community High School in Albia, Iowa. “Donald Trump says he may not accept the election results. That irresponsible and unprecedented threat undoes everything we teach in social studies and civics classes about what it means to be a democracy. Reckless language like that is never OK, and it undermines what we are trying to teach in the classroom to our students.”