Betsy DeVos, international students, school policing, LGBTQ censorship, and more: Required Readings, 01.30.17
Welcome to a VERY belated edition of Required Readings. Quite honestly, once I hit the winter break (I work for a system where campuses are closed between Christmas and New Year’s, paid even), I mentally and physically crashed. Not to mention that I have been completely speechless at what has been happening over the past few weeks.
Let’s start with probably the largest issue of relevant to RR: Betsy DeVos, the nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education. After a rather fraught confirmation hearing, the vote on her confirmation was postponed until Tuesday, January 31. Among the issues of concern are her financial ties to education-related companies and campaign contributions to Senators who will be voting on her nomination.
Meanwhile: what universities need to know about the U.S. immigration ban, which has left students stranded all over the world.
A newly published investigation looks at policing in schools: “who is most likely to be arrested at school and which students are most likely to go to schools with cops.”
Eight states censor LGBTQ topics in schools. Will a new lawsuit change that?
A resource to know about: UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy Clearinghouse.
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