As students return, teachers grapple with how to talk about Ferguson

As students return, teachers grapple with how to talk about Ferguson
As students return, teachers grapple with how to talk about Ferguson

As students return, teachers grapple with how to talk about Ferguson

The protests and the media glare may have subsided in Ferguson, MO, but that doesn’t mean people are no longer grappling with the events and fallout related to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. One Illinois school district, though, has instructed its teachers not to bring up the event in class and if students do then teachers are to change the subject. We hear from teachers who recently blogged about the importance of using events like Ferguson as teaching moments. Photo: Flickr/REGISSCHILKEN