Volume 18, No.2

Winter 2003/2004

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  • Editorial: Standing Up for Immigrant Students

    By the Editors of Rethinking Schools

    Hardworking students should be able to realize their dreams of higher education.

  • Understanding the DREAM Act

    The DREAM Act (S. 1545) is currently being considered by the U.S. Senate. It would give states the right to determine who qualifies for in-state tuition, and thus allow states […]

  • Special Education in Milwaukee Schools

    Special Ed figures for MPS, Voucher schools, and City of Milwaukee and UWM charter schools INSTITUTION ENROLLMENT( 2002-03 ) SPECIAL ED( 2002-03 ) PERCENT  Milwaukee Public Schools 97,293* 16,021 16% […]

  • Good Stuff 18.2

    A History of Bombing, by Sven Lindqvist (New York: The New Press, 2000), 224 pp. $16.95. Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach, Eds. Sam Intrator and […]

  • Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice resources 18.2

    Check out these valuable resources, reviewed by Rethinking Schools editors and Teaching for Change colleagues.

  • Reviews 18.2

    By Bob Peterson

    Check out these valuable resources, reviewed by Rethinking Schools editors and Teaching for Change colleagues.

  • Short Stuff 18.2

    Feds Fund Voucher Support People for the American Way, a public policy watchdog organization, has uncovered a number of grants from the U.S. Department of Education to pro-voucher organizations. In […]

  • Teaching About Toxins

    By Kelley Dawson Salas

    A Rethinking Schools editor explores the environment’s effects on her students’ health in the classroom.

  • Action Education: Artist Takes Stand for Peace

    By Stacie Williams

    Q & A with Mary K. McNeill

  • Do or Die Land

    photo: AP PHOTO/AMES TRIBUNE, NIRMALENDU MAJUMDAR A British parent confronts the realities of U.S. schooling By Andrew Gumbel Sooner or later, anyone who lives abroad reaches a defining moment when […]

  • Special Ed, Charters and Vouchers

    By Barbara Miner

    Statistics for all publicly funded schools in Milwaukee show a wide variance in the percentage of special education students served-and offer a cautionary tale of how increasing educational options via […]

  • Action Education: Conferences & Events

    Reading the World VI Conference Celebrating Multicultural LiteratureSaturday, March 13 through Sunday, March 14, 2004; University of San Francisco, San Francisco. Contact Barbara Hood at 415-422-6878 for more information. White […]

  • Action Education: Immigrant Students Demand Higher Education

    By Catherine Capellaro

    Brenda wants a chance to go to college. Now a junior at Horlick High School in Racine, Wis., she has lived in the United States since she was six years […]

  • Action Education: Juvenile Death Penalty Initiative

    By Stacie Williams

    The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that still permit state-sanctioned juvenile executions. The Juvenile Death Penalty Initiative (JDPI), a coalition based at the University […]

  • Getting the Lead Out

    Students, toxins and environmental racism

    By Erik Ness

    Lead poisoning is affecting up to 300,000 students a year in our nation’s classrooms.

  • Response

    By Jonathan Scott

    A response to Linda Christensen’s article The Politics of Correction.”

  • Vouchers

    By Barbara Miner

    Charter and voucher schools are required to do very little to accommodate students with special needs.

  • Some Gaps Count More Than Others

    By Stan Karp

    Goals of equal test scores in NCLB are overshadowed by economic inequalities.

  • Losing Ground

    Budget cuts and multicultural education at Berkley High

    By Wayne Au

    Budget cuts threaten one of the nation’s best multicultural institutions.

  • Lessons from a Garden Spider

    By Kate Lyman

    An ordinary spider assists a multilingual third-grade classroom.

  • Beyond Pink and Blue

    Fourth graders get fired up about Pottery Barn's gender stereotypes

    By Robin Cooley

    A unit on gender stereotypes inspires students to take action.

  • Stealth Recruiting

    By David Goodman

    NCLB’s provisions give military recruiters access to student contact information

  • See You When We Get There

    Young teachers of color working for change

    By Gregory Michie

    Profiling an African American teacher on Chicago’s south side.

  • Dressing Up

    By Carol Michaels Foresta

    A principal deals with a student’s unusual request.

  • It’s a Good Thing

    Rather than demanding their students "be good," teachers can use class meetings to help students express values –both inside and outside the classroom

    By Steven Wolk

    Teachers can help students express values both in and outside of the classroom.