Teachers

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Passes in Florida. What’s Next?

By Jessie Mitnick, age 14

The Parental Rights in Education bill, which aims to restrict teachers’ ability to discuss or teach anything related to sexual orientation and gender identity within classrooms, was signed into law at the end of March by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Supporters of the legislation say that it will improve parents’ ability to control the information that children receive regarding LGBTQ+ topics, therefore giving them increased parental control and authority. However, it has been dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law by critics because it could effectively eliminate people’s right to even mention something related to the LGBTQ+ community within a school environment.

Personal Report: The Challenges of Educating During a Pandemic

By Arnay Agarwal, Age 12 Teachers are great problem solvers, but the coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges unlike any other. From technical glitches to exposing the socioeconomic inequities of education to dealing with overstretched parents, teachers are now having to act as IT professionals and counselors. Over 1 billion children around the world have been …

Personal Report: The Challenges of Educating During a Pandemic Read More »

Personal Report: The Challenges of Educating During a Pandemic

By Arnay Agarwal, Age 12 & IndyKids Staff Teachers are great problem solvers, but the coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges unlike any other. From technical glitches to exposing the socioeconomic inequities of education to dealing with overstretched parents, teachers are now having to act as IT professionals and counselors. Over 1 billion children around the …

Personal Report: The Challenges of Educating During a Pandemic Read More »

Defending Workers' Rights, Wisconsinites Take Over Capitol

About 100,000 people, including many students and teachers, protested at the state capitol in February. They are angry about a bill proposed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to cut the pay and benefits of workers including teachers, bus driver, garbage collectors and other people who work for towns, cities and the state.