15-06 Segment 1: Teaching Political Debate in Schools

  Synopsis: Civics classes in many grade schools and high schools aren’t the same as they were back 20 years ago, when teachers lectured on “how a bill becomes a law” to a roomful of bored students. These days, kids are more likely to discuss and debate some of the most pressing issues of the …

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15-06 Segment 2: Brown Girl Dreaming: Diverse voices in literature

  Synopsis: So much literature is written by white authors – of the past and present – that it’s not always relevant to young people of color, immigrants or those from non-western backgrounds. Our guest, an award-winning author, says it’s time to hear from different voices in literature – beginning when children just start to …

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