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Critical Thinking

Making And Seeing Strong Arguments

Making and seeing strong arguments is crucial to democratic governments, human rights advances, and in sustainable development. Finding and confronting problematic evidence, faulty arguments, and logical fallacies helps us confront obstacles to political and social change. Learning and teaching critical thinking skills is an essential and ongoing foundation of social justice … [Read More...]

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#SaturdaySchool: Racial Violence and Police Brutality #Sept6CTA

Mike Brown and Eric Garner are just two of the more recent examples of men of color dying at the hands of a police officer in the United States. American history is full of examples of racial violence in the form of police brutality. Today’s saturday school discusses not the history of the subject, but […]

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@ProfRagsdale’s #SaturdaySchool: Legal Help and Legal Research

This is the first #SaturdaySchool post @FunkandBeans has done since Standing Up to Bullying, and it is fitting that it is such an important topic.  Understanding the intricacies of American jurisprudence and legal processes often takes years of studying and thousands of dollars in training.  The cost of a trained lawyer is out of reach […]

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@ProfRagsdale and #SaturdaySchool Making Social Media Waves

@ProfRagsdale’s weekly teach-in, #SaturdaySchool, has been a social media agent of change and awareness for more than two years.  Since beginning #SaturdaySchool in 2011, @ProfRagsdale has used @Twitter as a medium to share ideas, expand awareness about important topics such as domestic violence and social justice education, and create a network of like-minded thinkers and […]


The League of Hashtag Heroes: A Social Justice Hashtags Collection

Although hashtags are often portrayed as superficial and fleeting trends, they are much more than that for many of us. Social justice hashtags are places to meet, share info, and find others with similar beliefs and values. The power of these digital spaces is immense, and those who use them know it. The list is […]