The Strange History of School Desegregation
The past — and future — of desegregation in the United States.
Warriors Don’t Cry: Brown Comes to Little Rock
A role play exercise brings Melba Pattillo Beals’ classic book about the Little Rock Nine to life for students.
Warriors Don’t Cry: Acting for Justice
Teaching students how to navigate an unjust world — and how to change it.
Eyes on the Prize: ‘Fighting Back: 1957-1962 '
A lesson on desegragation built on the landmark PBS television series.
A middle-school teacher shares her reaction to the underperforming” label.”
Welcome to Our Special Edition
The magazine’s managing editor on why we are publishing this expanded issue.
Brown 50 Years Later
Carl A. Grant, chair of the department of curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says Brown provides promise for people of all races.
Reflections of a ‘Deseg Baby
Growing up in the segregated South meant listening to conversations about Brown and desegregation — and hearing African Americans express some views you might not expect.
Deconstructing the Brown Myth
When teachers present Brown as an icon, students may miss the larger lesson
Closing the Gap
How educators and policymakers can tackle the achievement gap
How educators and policymakers can tackle the racial gaps in student achievement.
Distorting the Civil Rights Legacy
How school-voucher supporters misuse the lessons of segregation to push their agenda.
Brown v. Bush
The Bush Administration is guilty of twisting the rhetoric of Brown to promote the dubious No Child Left Behind Act.
Paige Abuses the Apartheid Metaphor
Bush’s education secretary distorts the history of apartheid as he advances the Republican education agenda.
Brown Kids Can’t be in Our Club
How to effectively raise issues of race with young children.
Martin Luther King,Jr.and Ruby Bridges help set the stage for learning about injustice
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ruby Bridges help set the stage for learning about injustice.
Kids Fight for Civil Rights
Two stories to inspire students.
A few suggested discussion questions and activities.
Exploring Race Relations
A Mexican-American teacher tackles racial prejudice in her seventh-grade classroom
A Mexican-American teacher tackles racial prejudice in her seventh-grade classroom.
Check out these valuable resources, reviewed by Rethinking Schools editors and Teaching for Change colleagues.
Student Voices 18.3
A student remembers how an insensitive teacher humiliated a Native-American classmate.
Good Stuff 18.3
The struggle for civil rights and black liberation did not begin during the 1950s nor has it ended. Over the years I have taught many aspects of the history, philosophy, […]
Volume 18, No.3
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