Volume 6, No.2

Winter 1991/1992

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  • Will We Build the Schools That Our Children Need?

    Key Decisions Loom in Milwaukee

    Milwaukee in the year 2002. Scenario #1: Visitors frequent the city to learn about the “Milwaukee Miracle.” Some 48 new and renovated school-community centers dot the once gang-infested neighborhoods on […]

  • Revising the Classroom

    When I was in high school, my senior English teacher told me, “You’re just a big fish in a small pond now. Wait until you get to college. Then you’ll […]

  • The Lessons of Magic Johnson

    To Fight AIDS, Fight Homophobia and Racism

    With his courageous announcement that he has the HIV virus, Magic Johnson has awakened a public that seemed content to live with the AIDS epidemic as long as it was […]

  • School Board Dilutes Gay Task Force Proposals

    Gay/Lesbian Task Force Proposals Diluted

    By Barbara Miner

    As editor of the gay newspaper Wisconsin Light, Terry Boughner has frequent run-ins with bigotry. But nothing prepared him for the Milwaukee School Board meeting Nov. 20. Some 800 people, […]

  • Conservatives Attack Anti-bias Education

    By Barbara Miner

    The right-wing attack against multiculturalism has moved from the college campuses into kindergarten, spearheaded by an article in the New Republic. The attack, which specifically targets the early childhood book, […]

  • A Hard Look At Bush’s Plans

    More Tests, More Vouchers, Continued Neglect

    The following interview with New York educator Deborah Meier focuses on President Bush’s America 2000 education proposal. Meier is the founder and director of the Central Park East public schools […]

  • The “Hooked on Phonics” Scam

    A Multimillion-dollar hype

    By Foyne Mahaffey

    Hooked on Phonics. You’ve probably heard the radio ads. The promise to create “super” readers in 2 hours is a real earcatcher. The ad hits hard. It is intense, slick, […]

  • Thoughts on Teaching Native American Literature

    Learn to Respect Before You Speak Thoughts

    By Joseph Bruchac

    My own first experiences in teaching American Indian literature came after three years in West Africa. I returned to the United States in 1969 and found myself at Skidmore College […]

  • Shooting Back

    Jim Hubbard, a professional photographer, was walking along the streets of Washington, D.C. one day with a nine-year-old boy. He was teaching the boy photography as part of a project […]

  • Learning to Become a Community

    Cooperative Activities in Inclusive Classrooms

    By Mara Sapon-Shevin

    Four children are gathered on the floor doing a cooperative learning lesson on animal habitats. The children’s task is to sort a set of picture cards into appropriate habitats and […]