High school principals reported substantial conflict at their schools over issues like the teaching of race and racism, LGBTQ+ rights and the use of social emotional learning strategies in the classroom, according to “Educating for a Diverse Democracy,” coauthored by the Civic Engagement Research Group at UC Riverside.
Researchers John Rogers from UCLA and UCR’s Joseph Kahne found that high school educators are refraining from teaching topics that could be perceived as controversial. They also found that many considered quitting the profession, and that one-quarter of principals reported an increasing number of incidents of students verbally harassing LGBTQ classmates.
UCR archaeologist Nawa Sugiyama led a team that made a surprising discovery in an ancient Maya capital: the remains of a 1,700-year-old spider monkey, which they suspect was once a state gift between elites.
School of Education Professor Joseph Kahne co-authored a study of 682 high school principals across the U.S., and found extreme political views on both side of the spectrum are taking a toll on public schools students as well as educators.
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