Friday Reading List: Stuff to Read While Digesting

I took a couple of days off from the daily Reading List, for which I hope regular readers will forgive me. I'm working on a couple of longer pieces for next week, about both education policy and the backlash against identity politics. Until then, check out this interesting amalgam of articles from friends and thinkers alike:

Charles Blow in The New York Times on being steadfast in the face of racism.

Laura Bassett on authorities' use of violent tactics against protestors at Standing Rock.

Mike Petrilli on the big questions facing Betsy DeVos, our future secretary of education.

Sarah Esther Maslin in the Columbia Journalism Review on violence in El Salvador.