On teaching in a red state, the silences in our history lessons, and all I never learned about my hometown.
The Hunt for the Atlantic’s Most Infamous Slave Shipwreck
“Nearly 200 years ago, the slave ship Guerrero sunk, killing forty-one Africans. The wreck vanished. Until now.”
The First Year of AI College Ends in Ruin
“There’s an arms race on campus, and professors are losing.”
“One year ago, before the school shooting in Uvalde, Kimberly Mata-Rubio had never been on a plane or given a public speech or scolded a U.S. senator right there in his office. A year in the life of a grieving mother.”
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
This week’s edition highlights stories by Elissa Nadworny and Claire Harbage, Thomas Lake, Jeff Sharlet, Jasmine Attia, and Brett Martin.
Inside the Chaotic World of Kids Trying to Play Video Games on School Laptops
“Most school children have a Chromebook, and every day, it’s a war between kids, teachers, and the developers trying to entertain bored students.”
CU Boulder Enrolled Alleged White Supremacist with Knowledge of His Past
“University officials were notified of Durham’s connection to Patriot Front and his violent social media posts before he stepped on campus as a student in August of 2022.”
“A public high school teacher asks why the wrong things cause a fuss in schools.”
The Safest Place
“In five years Dante McFallo went from White House honoree to dying in a hail of bullets on New Year’s Day.”
Was This Professor Fired for Having Tourette Syndrome?
“We want to ensure harassment-free climates in schools and workplaces, and we want to protect the rights of people with disabilities. What happens when these imperatives collide?”