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Belle Chesler is a visual arts teacher in Beaverton, Ore.
August 21, 2020
Will Public Schools Survive Covid-19?
Long-term divestment has put America’s public schools in a dangerous situation, pitting necessary education against the safety of students, staff, and parents.
May 12, 2020
Covid-19 Has Made Our Broken School System Worse
As a teacher, I wonder about the students I’ve been unable to reach and whose faces I never see online.
April 18, 2019
Stop Defunding Our Public Schools
Across the country, education budgets have been slashed in favor of bloated military budgets and tax cuts for the rich.
October 18, 2018
The Indelible Pain of the Kavanaugh Hearings
As I consider my own trauma, I wonder how my students will remember theirs.
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April 19, 2018
Teachers Are Following Their Students out of the Classroom
Young people are leading the way for change, and we should all be listening.
Guns and Gun Control
March 6, 2018
Asking Teachers to Carry Guns Is Just Another Way of Refusing to Respect Them
A new item has been added to the long list of impossible expectations for teachers: Picking up a weapon.