Pelos EUA – Recursos

National Center for Transgender Equality

NCTE’s School Action Center:
www.transequality.org/schoolaction

NCTE’s FAQ on what the rollback of the federal guidance on transgender students means:
http://www.transequality.org/issues/resources/faq-on-the-withdrawal-of-federal-guidance-on-transgender-students

NCTE/GLSEN Model School District Policy:
https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/images/resources/trans_school_district_model_policy_FINAL.pdf

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools:
www.genderspectrum.org/staging/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Schools-in-Transition-2015.pdf

Claim Your Rights resources from PFLAG and GLSEN:
community.pflag.org/claimyourrights

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights:
www.ed.gov/ocr

The Department of Education’s Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students:
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oshs/emergingpractices.pdf

The Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague” Letter to Schools on Bullying:
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201010.pdf

Gender Spectrum:
www.genderspectrum.org

Transgender and LGBT Legal Organizations:
www.transequality.org/additional-help#legal

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Pois… Por Cá Vamos Nesse Caminho… Cantando E Rindo…

Mas é complicado que gente intolerante e ensimesmada se dê ao trabalho de tentar compreender os erros evidentes que outros já detectaram. Os “perfis” e “competências” para o “século XXI” podem estar apenas a prejudicar mais exactamente aqueles que se diz querer beneficiar com as pedagogias pretensamente “inclusivas” das soft skills.

Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong

In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating, especially for poor kids.

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All of which raises a disturbing question: What if the medicine we have been prescribing is only making matters worse, particularly for poor children? What if the best way to boost reading comprehension is not to drill kids on discrete skills but to teach them, as early as possible, the very things we’ve marginalized—including history, science, and other content that could build the knowledge and vocabulary they need to understand both written texts and the world around them?

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Lá Por Fora

Artigo de 2015:

Preschool Teachers Should Earn Like They Matter

Research shows that early-childhood educators are as valuable as those in K-12 classrooms. So why are they paid far less?

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If teachers of young children living in poverty are to help repair the damaging effects of poverty and stress on the young minds of their students, even as they enrich them, the country needs to ensure that at the very least they do not have to worry about whether or not they can feed their families. States and the federal government must make it a priority to provide good pay and benefits to workers from whom they require degrees and other credentials.

Those moments in the sandbox are essential to helping children get the right start in life. But without compensation and better benefits, adults with the skills and motivation needed for good teaching will not be attracted to the profession, and those who are already in the job will continue to be unable to afford the training that might improve their skills. And America’s children will continue to lose out.

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A História (Lá Fora)

Fewer Students Are Majoring in History, But We’re Asking the Wrong Questions About Why

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Commentators have asserted that economics are driving this trend. Since the recession of 2008, the conventional wisdom goes, students and parents are exercising cost-benefit analyses when it comes to higher education, determining that the high costs of attending college necessitate pursuing degrees with higher earnings potential upon graduation. In response, some universities have undertaken cost-benefit analyses of their own. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point plans to eliminate its history major. Other schools have reduced funding and eliminated positions.

Mas nem todos por lá são como os flexibilizadores costistas de cá:

First and foremost, we should not mistake the headline for the entire story. Despite the downturn in undergraduate enrollments, history as a discipline remains vibrant in many respects.

At Yale University, history is the top major among its the class of 2019. At the graduate level, public history — a field focused on communicating the subject to a non-academic audience — is blossoming, with more than 150 Masters programs nationwide. The number of new history PhDs has increased steadily over the past 30 years. And history majors get hired for numerous jobs in numerous sectors, earning good salaries in the process.

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