Volume 21, No.4

Summer 2007

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  • Exit Strategies

    Finding the way out of Iraq and NCLB

    By Stan Karp

    Getting us out of the war in Iraq and NCLB requires challenging the premises that got us into these messes in the first place.

  • Lego Fascists’ (that’s us) vs. Fox News

    By the Editors of Rethinking Schools

    What’s so wrong about questioning modern American values such as consumerism and militarism?

  • A California teacher union passes antirecruitment resolution

    NCLB and the Military

    A California teacher union passes antirecruitment resolution

    By Gregory Sotir

    California teachers take a stand against the NCLB-aided military blitz on in-school recruiting.

  • ‘Narrow and Unlovely’

    How a market-based educational experiment is failing New Orleans children

    By Leigh Dingerson

    Before the floodwaters receded in New Orleans, conservative education reformers rushed in selling a market-based future.

  • Money, Schools, and Justice

    By Stan Karp

    School funding systems mirror—and reproduce—the inequality we see all around us.

  • Shaking Foundations

    Education professors fight Virginia's proposed changes to teacher preparation

    By Kristan Morrison

    Virginia professors take on the state’s attempt to eliminate Social Foundations of Education” from required course work.”

  • Do Ask, Do Tell

    What's professional about taking social justice and sexual orientation out of classrooms?

    By Therese Quinn, Erica Meiners

    Two Chicago educators question the premier teacher education accrediting agency’s removal of social justice and sexual orientation language from its standards.

  • Living Algebra, Living Wage

    By Jana Dean

    Eighth graders finally get what they ask for: an algebra lesson for the real world.”

  • Language Lessons

    Using student assistants to bridge culture and language

    By Denise M. Hanson

    Using native Spanish speakers to instruct their classmates in more than just verbs and pronunciation.

  • Following The Flame

    Choosing literature that empowers

    By Jennifer Lindstrom

    Teacher and students discover that even critically acclaimed literature can disenfranchise as well as empower.

  • Edwina Left Behind

    Standardized tests take their toll in rural Alaska

    By Sören Wuerth

    Edwina did what was asked of her. Did Alaska do everything it could for her?

  • Can’t Buy Me Love

    Teaching about clothes, class, and consumption

    By Linda Christensen

    Linda Christensen gets students to write critically about clothes, class, and consumption.

  • Continent Ecology

    Children's books that promote environmental education in the primary grades

    By Jeanne White

    Children’s books that promote environmental education in the primary grades.

  • Resources 21.4

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

  • Reviews 21.4

    By Wayne Au

    Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and RhymesWritten and Directed by Byron HurtMedia Education Foundation, 200660 mins, DVD The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook Volume 1: A Sourcebook of Inspiration and Practical ApplicationEdited by Marcella […]

  • Short Stuff 21.4

    Crumbs for Kids The percentage of federal spending on children has declined significantly since 1960, according to a recent Urban Institute study. It’s only going to get worse over the […]

  • Good Stuff 21.4

    By Herbert Kohl

    The Public School and the Private Vision: A Search for America in Education and LiteratureBy Maxine Greene(The New Press, 2007) How Kindergarten Came to America: Frederich Froebel’s Radical Vision of […]

  • Letters to the Editors 21.4

    Testing Isn’t Teaching I found Lisa Gray-Garcia’s article, “Teaching Is Not Testing,” [Vol. 21, No. 2] to be fascinating and disturbing. How can we require exit exams for graduation without […]