Once upon a time, teachers celebrated Columbus Day by leading children in choruses of song about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. In recent years, the conversation has become more nuanced, as educators — and people across the country — have begun to explore the many reasons why celebrating Christopher Columbus is problematic: We asked Eric Shed , a veteran history teacher who now directs the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program , to share perspectives on the changing currents around Columbus Day and the challenges of learning and teaching history, as distinct from celebrating it. He initiated a turning point in our history. Understanding controversies — what Columbus did, how he did it, whether we should be commemorating him — builds skills that are fundamental for understanding history and social studies. The Columbus controversy can also help students see that history is still applicable today.
While it was not the first crackdown on dissent under Maduro, the scope and severity of the repression in reached levels unseen in Venezuela in recent memory. Security forces and armed pro-government groups attacked protesters in the streets, using extreme and at times lethal force, causing dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Authorities detained thousands of protesters and bystanders, many of whom have been subsequently prosecuted in military courts.
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At private schools in Queensland it is still legal for a teacher to "use reasonable force" against a student to discipline or control them. But one man has come forward urging young people who might be experiencing corporal punishment at school nowadays to speak up. Christopher McGilvery, 44, says he was traumatised after a relief teacher physically assaulted him in , when he was in year 7 at a state school in Brisbane. That's not an uncommon response to getting physically disciplined at school, according to Dr Katrina Lines, the Executive Director of Services at Act For Kids, a charity advocating for children's safety. Home lives are dysfunctional and could be violent, and relationships with teachers can be so therapeutic. In a recent attempt to rectify the past, Christopher went to police about that incident in and found out what the relief teacher had allegedly done was legal at that time.