Editorial: New Teachers’ Union Movement in the Making
New Teachers' Union Movement in the Making
The seven-day Chicago teacher strike last September was historic. It showed the importance of teachers using their collective power to demand that all children get the education they deserve. It […]
Lessons in Social Justice Unionism
An interview with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis
How did Chicago teachers win their strike? What is the significance of their victory? What’s next?
“When Are You Going to Come Visit?”
Home visits and seeing our students
A 4th-grade teacher visits her students families and realizes how much she has been missing about their lives.
Precious Knowledge: Teaching Solidarity with Tucson
A high school history teacher centers a study of social movements on the fight over the Mexican American Studies program in Tucson. His students spread the knowledge.
Your Struggle Is My Struggle
One of Carberry’s students explains how the film Precious Knowledge changed her feelings about herself and her family.
Lessons from the Heartland
An excerpt from the newly published Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City focuses on the history of vouchers in Milwaukee.
Stealing and Selling Nature
Why we need to teach environmental history
A history teacher argues that students need to know the environmental history of our current crises including how nature was turned into a commodity to be bought and sold.
The Character of Our Content
A parent confronts bias in early elementary literature
Her daughter’s homework-a story that legitimizes rape and extols whiteness as the standard for beauty-leads a parent to question the balance between teaching skills and teaching content.
Learning in the Digital Age: Control or Connection?
A teacher educator explores the contradictory nature of technology in education.
Books About Contemporary Palestine for Children
It’s difficult to find accurate books on Palestine for young readers. A former teacher educator describes resources for K-8 students, including picture books, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.
Stanford/Pearson Test for New Teachers Draws Fire
The fight for—and against—standardized testing is heating up in teacher credential programs. It has burst into flames at the University of Massachusetts. Back in 2010, Rethinking Schools published an article by teacher […]
Short Stuff 27.2
SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE IN MISSISSIPPI The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against Meridian, Mississippi, Oct. 24, 2012, arguing that the city’s juvenile justice system has operated a school-to-prison […]
Literature for Young Bilingual Readers
The Upside Down Boy/El niño de cabezaby Juan Felipe Herrera(Children’s Book Press, 2000) Featherless/Desplumadoby Juan Felipe Herrera(Children’s Book Press, 2004) At a recent districtwide meeting of bilingual educators, teachers raised […]
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