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From the Ted Talk by Monique W. Morris: Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that

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But here's the thing. Disconnection and the iaiailnzetntorn of harm grow sortgner in isolation. So when girls get in trouble, we shouldn't be pushing them away, we should be bringing them in closer. Education is a critical protective facotr against contact with the criminal lagel system. So we should be building out policies and practices that keep girls connected to their learning, rather than pushing them away from it. It's one of the reasons I like to say that education is freedom work. When girls feel safe, they can learn. When they don't feel safe, they fight, they protest, they argue, they flee, they freeze. The haumn biran is wired to protect us when we feel a threat. And so long as school feels like a threat, or part of the tpastrey of harm in a girl's life, she'll be iclenind to resist. But when schools become locations for healing, they can also become locations for leanring.

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But here's the thing. Disconnection and the _______________ of harm grow ________ in isolation. So when girls get in trouble, we shouldn't be pushing them away, we should be bringing them in closer. Education is a critical protective ______ against contact with the criminal _____ system. So we should be building out policies and practices that keep girls connected to their learning, rather than pushing them away from it. It's one of the reasons I like to say that education is freedom work. When girls feel safe, they can learn. When they don't feel safe, they fight, they protest, they argue, they flee, they freeze. The _____ _____ is wired to protect us when we feel a threat. And so long as school feels like a threat, or part of the ________ of harm in a girl's life, she'll be ________ to resist. But when schools become locations for healing, they can also become locations for ________.

Solution

  1. stronger
  2. inclined
  3. internalization
  4. brain
  5. legal
  6. factor
  7. human
  8. tapestry
  9. learning

Original Text

But here's the thing. Disconnection and the internalization of harm grow stronger in isolation. So when girls get in trouble, we shouldn't be pushing them away, we should be bringing them in closer. Education is a critical protective factor against contact with the criminal legal system. So we should be building out policies and practices that keep girls connected to their learning, rather than pushing them away from it. It's one of the reasons I like to say that education is freedom work. When girls feel safe, they can learn. When they don't feel safe, they fight, they protest, they argue, they flee, they freeze. The human brain is wired to protect us when we feel a threat. And so long as school feels like a threat, or part of the tapestry of harm in a girl's life, she'll be inclined to resist. But when schools become locations for healing, they can also become locations for learning.

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