Volume 13, No.4

Summer 1999

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  • Confronting Racism, Promoting Respect

    A program developed by a Canadian teachers union takes on racism, giving students new ways to confront their beliefs and the racial discord in their communities.

  • Bilingual Education: New Visions for a New Era

    By Barbara Miner

    Two California schools with large Latino populations take very different tacks to preserve bilingual literacy in the wake of Proposition 227’s “English-only” provisions.”

  • To Improve Bilingual Ed…

    Bilingual educators describe the challenges faced today by their programs.

  • Coming Soon

    The father of California’s Prop 227 is coming to Arizona, and perhaps to a state near you.

  • The Columbine Tragedy

    Editorial Violence in our schools springs from violence in our culture. Stopping violence means stopping the intolerance and bullying that permeate highs schools today. It means treating kids like people instead of test scores. And it means fighting to end the policies that unleash missiles on our enemies while we urge our children to settle their problems peacefully.

  • Milwaukee: Who Won and Why

    By Bob Peterson

    The city’s school board election was portrayed nationally as a vote on vouchers. But the race was really about race and power, and how bad decisions can doom a campaign.

  • High-Voltage Protest

    Students and parents are taking action against over-testing. Some student have even launched boycotts and deliberately failed tests to protest how standardized tests distort learning.

  • Badger-State Parent Power

    Wisconsin parents organize against “no social promotion” tests. Politicians are taking notice.”

  • One Size Fits Few

    Do the people developing standards have any clue about kids, and why we shouldn’t force “Moby Dick” on them?

  • Standards and Multiculturalism

    Two noted educators discuss how the increasing reliance on textbooks and standardized tests undermines multicultural education.

    A Dialogue between Anita Bohn and Christine Sleeter Two noted educators discuss how the increasing reliance on textbooks and standardized tests undermines multicultural education.

  • Standards and Multiculturalism

    A Dialogue between Anita Bohn and Christine Sleeter Two noted educators discuss how the increasing reliance on textbooks and standardized tests undermines multicultural education.

  • Yours, Mine, or Ours?

    A high school teacher struggles with issues of control and responsibility as he works with students on their literary magazine.

  • Students

    Details on free speech laws and student publications, as defined by landmark court cases.

  • Lessons from the Reading Wars

    Why the real issues that surround reading are ignored or trivialized in politics and academia.

  • Fiction Posing As Truth

    Nine reviewers express outrage at the popular author’s work for painting a rosy picture of the infamous government boarding schools for Native American children.

  • Eyewitness Accounts

    A much different view of government schools — from some of the Native Americans forced to attend them.

  • Why Assess Teachers?

    Those who assess teachers must look at issues of social justice, both inside and outside the classroom. But the current push for teacher assessment has little to do with such concerns.

  • ED WEB

    By Stan Karp

    Homeworkcentral.com is a kind of one-stop convenience store for students who have assignments due tomorrow.

  • Making Prejudice Visible

    How a teacher used surveys to help students uncover discriminatory attitudes.

  • Creating Student Surveys

    Some terms to know if you’re thinking about helping students create surveys.

  • Research Shows Benefits of Small Classes

    Two new studies show student gains in smaller classes.

  • Students Say ‘Enough!

    Chicago high school students vow to stop feeding the testing frenzy.