The Atlantic Daily: How Public Opinion on Policing Has Shifted

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One year ago today, George Floyd’s horrifying final moments were captured on video by bystanders. The murder galvanized the country, escalating the push for police reform and racial justice.

It also changed how Americans, particularly white Americans, see race relations and policing, my colleague David A. Graham reports. But the future of police reform remains uncertain: On the anniversary of his violent death, a national reform bill bearing Floyd’s name sits stalled on Capitol Hill.  

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One question, answered: A reader named Geoff from Nevada asks for advice on making parent-teacher conferences less terrible.

Abby Freireich and Brian Platzer offer guidance in our latest “Homeroom” column:

You need to do your own homework: Prepare for the conference by developing a list of questions you have about how your son is doing. Review the comments and grades on his report card and incorporate what he’s mentioned to you about specific classes.

Keep reading. Every Tuesday, Abby and Brian take questions from readers about their kids’ education. Have one? Email them at homeroom@theatlantic.com.

Tonight’s Atlantic-approved activity:

Looking for new fiction? Try Morgan Thomas’s short story about love, longing, and a fake pregnancy bump.

A break from the news:

If aliens are out there, they’re way out there.


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