Mo. educators to examine lessons of Ferguson as school reopens

08/24/2014 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

As school starts in Ferguson, Mo., today, some educators plan to use the civil unrest that unfolded there as an opportunity to discuss race, economics, law enforcement and social media with their students. "We know that many of the kids are going to come to school with shirts that say 'Hands Up' and we might hear that in the hallways. We don't think that this is something that we should just kind of avoid, but rather this is something that needs to be discussed," said McCluer High School social studies department chair Tom Lawson.

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