|https://tinyurl.com/ya95zp5bCathy Frierson, Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire & , Gulag survivor Children of the Gulag (Yale University Press).|
Hines recommends the following as policy:
Also read these helpful, earlier posts by Sonia Nazario, first in the July 11, 2018 issue of the New York Times titled, "Do You Care About the Rule of Law? Then Act Like It," and secondly in the June 22, 2018 issue titled, ""There’s a Better, Cheaper Way to Handle Immigration."
Physically detaining children and families should not even exist as a policy or practice option. Policymakers should listen closely to alternative, humane options.
For those of us in education who might be pressed to consider the underlying ideologies and ways of knowing that allow for the existence of an "American Gulag"—that is, of course, mirrored in the "school-to-prison pipeline"—we would do well to re-discover and re-think our democracy in terms of what and how we teach.
We need to re-discover not just community, but community-based ways of knowing where a commitment to democracy equals community empowerment and public virtue. These are the "soft skills" that not only promote survival and well-being, but also ways of knowing that are simply inconsistent and incompatible with the dehumanizing, silencing, and objectification of "the other," as we are witnessing in full display today.
#FamiliesBelongTogether #FamiliesTornApart #FreeTheChildren