We don’t usually think of data as a roadblock to productive discourse. We can take it for granted that the world is objective and measurable, and that everyone sees what we see.
Can you make space in your class for students to develop a conviction—understand what they believe and why and be willing to share it—and at the same time invite them to hold those convictions with
The subject of guns in America lends itself to strong emotion and great strife, especially in the face of continued mass shootings.
Name-calling. Insults. Hate speech. Fake news. A relentless 24-hour partisan spin cycle.
Like all the generations who came before us, we face a range of challenges that call for careful consideration, constructive debate, and collaborative problem-solving.