Title IX Protects Pregnant Students
Prior to the enactment of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, teenage girls who got pregnant were excluded from most public schools. The prevailing notion at the time: […]
Teacher Rights, Administrator Wrongs
In recent months, there have been numerous incidents when school administrators have attempted to prohibit or otherwise discipline teachers for wearing buttons or armbands that protested the government’s involvement in the war with Iraq. We asked Rich Saks, a lawyer who works with the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association to summarize teacher rights on this matter. This is what he told us:
Landmine Awareness Activities
JUST TRY ONE MORNING Grades 1-6, 20 minutes Inform students that they will start the day at school by trying to empathize with landmine victims. About 28 percent of mine […]
Landmines are victim-operated traps. Most are designed to maim, not to kill, because a wounded person is a bigger drain on resources. From 15,000 to 20,000 people worldwide are maimed […]
Learning to Read And the ‘W Principle
Force-feeding direct instruction to poor kids won't help them learn to read.
Force-feeding direct instruction to poor kids won’t help them learn to read.
Captives of the Script
A CRITICAL ANALYSIS DEMONSTRATES THAT SCRIPTED PHONICS PROGRAMS HOLD STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AS CURRICULUM HOSTAGES
Scripted phonics programs hold students and teachers as curriculum hostages.
Wall Street Journal Loses School Board Race
MILWAUKEE'S VOUCHER PROGRAM PUTS THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Milwaukee’s voucher program puts an election in the national spotlight.
Turning Her Back
A COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER TALKS ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF HER QUIET PROTEST AGAINST THE SYMBOLISM OF THE AMERICAN FLAG
Toni Smith talks about why she refused to salute the flag.
I Chose the Baby
Teen pregnancy rates are down, but without supportive schools, the consequences for young moms can be devastating
Without support, the consequences for young moms can be devastating.
A Supportive Place for Teen Parents
Teen moms flourish at Lady Pitts High School in Milwaukee.
Learning from the Past, Talking About the Present
A fourth-grade teacher reflects on her own schooling and poses hard questions to her students about the war. One student said kids need to have a chance to talk about the fears and worries that they have about the war.
A fourth-grade teacher reflects on her own schooling and poses hard questions.
The War and Our Students
A conversation with Sandra Childs about teaching about the war in Iraq.
Straight Talk with Kids About War
Can we field questions honestly, or does "age appropriateness" require soft-pedaling the awful truth of war?
Does “age appropriateness” require soft-pedaling the awful truth of war?
A former high school teacher recalls how his students put classroom lessons into action
A former high school teacher recalls how his students put lessons into action.
Danger in the Earth
An international issue generates student activism.
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