“The Laptops Are Coming! The Laptops Are Coming!”
What I am learning from my school's infatuation with computers
Things to think about before the laptops arrive in your classroom.
A Time to End the Silences
When texts don’t talk about racism
Does the charter movement stimulate reform or spur more privatization?
Any discussion of charter schools must ask not only whether charters promote a worthwhile vision of public education
Fault Lines in Merit Pay
Far from addressing the systemic
City Teaching; Beyond the Stereotypes
For city teachers
Using social networking tools to connect with students
As an educator constantly searching for ways to use popular culture in my classroom
Childhood Is Dying
Yes, there are children in Iraq
Iraq’s children have been more gravely affected by the U.S. occupation than any other segment of the population.”
Empire or Humanity?
What the classroom didn't teach me about the American Empire
The American Empire has always been a bipartisan project—Democrats and Republicans have taken turns extending it
Putting a Human Face on the Immigration Debate
A unit on immigration with Spanish-language students
For those of us working with immigrant populations, we have in our students living examples that we can use to bring the immigration issue to the forefront and teach all of our students.
An Open Letter to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund from the Association of Raza Educators
The Association of Raza Educators implores you: open your scholarships to all students of Hispanic descent regardless of citizenship.
I noted the biased curriculum… the absence of lessons on the Chicano movement or other aspects of my history and culture
Pump Up the Blowouts
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Chicana/o School Blowouts
Review: Our Dignity Can Defeat Anyone
By Julie Treick O’Neill A review of the film Maquilapolis [City of Factories]
Check out these valuable resources, reviewed by Rethinking Schools editors and Teaching for Change colleagues.
Letters to the Editors 22.4
Purposeful Silence I have been reading Rethinking Schools for twenty years, ever since I was a sole Asian American student in Bill Bigelow and Linda Christensen’s class at Jefferson High School, where I […]
Short Stuff 22.4
New Era, New Agenda Federal education policy is “inconsistent and shortsighted,” despite more than two decades of reform sparked by the release of A Nation at Risk, according to the Forum […]
Kids in the Middle
The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in Our Commercialized WorldBy Susan Linn(The New Press, 2008) Fires in the Middle School Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from Middle SchoolersBy Kathleen Cushman and Laura […]
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