Impeachment is coming to your classroom discussions. While Congress is exploring the possibility of impeachment, our students are struggling with the process. Is the inquiry impeachment? What are impeachable offenses? The headlines include catchy phrases like “President turns tables on Biden amid impeachment push; claims Dems threatened Ukraine” Fox News, “Trump claims he put 'no pressure' on Zelensky despite White House transcript” CNN and “The Trump Impeachment Inquiry Has Started. What It Means for the Stock Market” Barrons. However, they lack substance. Helping students understand the process, historical context, and implications is no small task. Being ready to discuss in class tomorrow seems impossible.
As faculty we need to be prepared to answer questions factually and to facilitate quality discussions. There are several good resources that we can use to help us prepare for the onslaught of questions:
As we begin this discussion with our students let’s help each other out. Join the conversation and tell us:
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