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Month: February 2018

Bias and Perspective

Bias and Perspective

Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to be part of a conversation on Natalie Mendoza’s twitter feed about teaching students about bias and perspective. Here was Natalie’s articulation of the teaching challenge ahead of her:   One of the many suggestions Natalie received was from Laura Westhoff: I saw this tweet right before a class session in which my own students were thinking about bias and perspective. Their homework assignment was: (I’ve written about the kind of reflections my students…

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Hunger is an Educational Issue

Hunger is an Educational Issue

Christian Schneider’s recent Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel / USA Today column takes issue with the idea that college and universities should care whether their students go hungry. Read that again. He takes issue with the idea that colleges and universities should care whether their students go hungry. Schneider recalls that as “a broke college student in the mid-1990s, I learned every trick in the book to keep myself fed.” These tricks included skipping meals entirely, working in restaurants where he was fed…

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