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March 25, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Seattle Public Schools’ Courageous Conversations curriculum

Lessons have power to change hearts and minds I am writing in wholehearted support of Jon Greenberg and his Citizenship & Social Justice course at the Center School [“We shouldn’t be afraid to have Courageous Conversations,” Opinion, March 21]. My son graduated from the Center School in 2007. He was a student in Greenberg’s Poetry…

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March 25, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Courageous Conversations: race and gender curricula

Seattle Public Schools and the city need to take a clear stand Teacher Jon Greenberg challenges on Seattle Public Schools to decide whether or not it is against racism in our public schools [“We shouldn’t be afraid to have Courageous Conversations,” Opinion, March 21]. His call should also wake up our city. We pride ourselves on…

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March 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Class discussing race to resume with alterations

Difficult discussions are important I can see how a discussion of race in the classroom could be intimidating to a student [“Controversial class on race to resume — with changes,” NWSaturday, March 9]. Race is a difficult topic and it can be uncomfortable to hear about the experiences some people have endured because of their…

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