Scott Pelley

Education Matters: Stop the hate

It’s as if the floodgates have suddenly been opened. Hate is flowing freely in schools across the nation since Donald Trump was elected.

This tweet from a parent sums it up: “Passive racism is quickly turning into open harassment now that Trump won the election.”

In our nation’s high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools, sexist vulgarities and chants of “build the wall” and “white power” echo through many halls and classrooms.

A sampling of tweets and Facebook posts from students and parents across the country, collected by The 74, a nonpartisan education news site whose name references the 74 million children in the United States, is – can I use this...