There is more and more public discussion about political tactics related to “civility.”

I think it will make for a great topic for classroom discussion in the fall.

Here are some useful articles:

White America’s Age-Old, Misguided Obsession with Civility from The NY Times.

Protest Isn’t Civil is from The Atlantic.

A Template for ‘Incivility’ is from The Atlantic.

And, for the other side:

Outrage works for Trump. If Democrats abandon civility, it will backfire. is from The Washington Post.

Public Shaming Feels Good. That’s No Reason to Do It. is from The NY Times.


I shared my own thoughts on this topic related to school reform debates in the bottom half of this Washington Post piece, Why school reform (and other) debates get nasty.

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