The last thing Kara Cisco wants is to traumatize her students – to force them to relive the pain of a moment.
Especially this moment last May in Minnesota: The death of George Floyd, and the nearly 10 minutes that led up to it as Derek Chauvin, a white man and former police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck.
But Cisco is a teacher near Minneapolis, the city where Floyd, a Black man, lived and was killed and where last year’s wave of Black Lives Matter protests erupted in response to his death. Students of color make up about half of her school’s population.
Plus, Cisco’s not just any teacher – she’s a civics teacher. She can’t teach civics without discussing race and law enforcement and civil unrest.
Now that Chauvin’s trial is approaching its end, it’s impossible – and, many…