How Teachers Talked to Students About Chauvin Trial

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Teachers around the country are leading classroom discussions on the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty on April 20 for the murder of George Floyd. Bringing up the subject in the classroom can be difficult for some. Hundreds of teachers say they try to discuss national politics, including issues surrounding race and immigration, in the classroom but often find it challenging, according to a recent Education Week survey. Despite the difficulty and possible backlash, educators from Minnesota say that it is critical to address systemic racism with students. Read more