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Panorama Education, co-founded by Garland's son-in-law Xan Tanner, tweeted out a list of book recommendations for teachers to enhance their own "social-emotional learning."
"Looking for a weekend read?" the post reads, linking out to a book list. "Check out these 11 books for educators to enhance your own social-emotional learning." The post appears to have since been deleted but a cached version of it can be seen online.
One of the books recommended by Panorama Education is Teaching When the World is on Fire, edited by education activist Lisa Delpit.
The book is a collection of essays published in 2019 with an opening essay that was authored by none other than Ayers — a former co-founder and leader of the communist domestic terrorist organization the Weather Underground.
"You should know that the system you’ll be joining hates Black and Brown and poor kids…" reads the essay, which was first flagged by the Washington Examiner. "I have facial evidence that the system is organized to miseducate these children, and it includes the shameful lack of resources, enforced racial segregation, the dumbed-down and Eurocentric curriculum accompanied by a stifling top-down pedagogy, and arcane rules and routines that result predictably in social shaming and widespread exclusions."
"We face an urgent challenge, then, if we are to join humanity in the enormous task of creating a ... (Read more)
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