Volume 15, No.2

Winter 2000/2001

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  • Civil Rights and Testing

    Federal education policy is nominally focuses resources on the most needy. Thus the Title I program sends nearly $9 billion to schools with low-income children.

  • Bilingual Education: Strike Two

    Arizona voters follow California's lead and mandate English-only programs.

    By James Crawford

    Arizona voters follow California’s lead and mandate English-only programs.

  • Bilingual Education Works

    Bilingual education is generally misunderstood - even though people appear to understand many of its underlying principles.

    By Stephen Krashen

    Bilingual education is generally misunderstood – even though people appear to understand many of its underlying principles.

  • Bilingual Education: A Goal for All Children

    To defeat English-only initiatives like those bankrolled by Silicon Valley millionaire Ron Unz, progressives need to do a better job of educating the public about the benefits of bilingual education.

  • Diversity Vs. White Privilege

    Christine Sleeter explains why multiculturalsim, at it's core, is a struggle against racism, and must go beyond an appreciation of diversity.

    By Christine Sleeter, Barbara Miner, Bob Peterson

    Christine Sleeter explains why multiculturalism, at its core, is a struggle against racism, and must go beyond an appreciation of diversity.

  • Michael’s Story

    A third-grade teacher helps her students deal with anger and, in the process, learns a few lessons of her own.

    By Kelley Dawson

    A third-grade teacher helps her students deal with anger and, in the process, learns a few lessons of her own.

  • Vouchers Go Down to Defeat

    Michigan and California voters squash initiatives allowing public dollars for private schools.

    By Dennis Keenon

    Michigan and California voters squash initiatives allowing public dollars for private schools.

  • Voucher Votes

    How previous voucher initiatives have fared at the polls.

  • Oregon Rejects Anti-Gay Initiative

    If it had passed, the so-called “Student Protection Act” could have banned the mere mention of homosexuality in public schools.

  • Planting Seeds of Solidarity

    In discussing global issues, how can a teacher nurture student empathy and caring, yet avoid the trap of an "us versus them" dichotomy?

    By Bob Peterson

    In discussing global issues, how can a teacher nurture student empathy and caring, yet avoid the trap of an “us versus them” dichotomy?”

  • Books to Help Build Solidarity

    A collection of books useful in working with ideas raised in Peterson’s article, “Planting Seeds of Solidarity.”

  • Songs with a Global Conscience

    Using songs to build international understanding and solidarity.

    By Bob Peterson

    Using songs to build international understanding and solidarity.

  • Teaching for Social Justice

    A veteran educator offers pedagogical and personal suggestions learned over 30 years experience.

    By Herbert Kohl

    A veteran educator offers pedagogical and personal suggestions learned over 30 years of experience.

  • The Story of Rachel and Sadie

    A unique lesson on how teachers can help their students think about the obstacles to speaking up and standing together for social justice.

    By S.J. Childs

    A unique lesson on how teachers can help their students think about the obstacles to speaking up and standing together for social justice.

  • Acting for Justice

    Students sometimes have difficulty seeing how they can stand up against oppression. Here are some ways to help students to "practice" behaving as allies.

    By Linda Christensen

    Students sometimes have difficulty seeing how they can stand up against oppression. Here are some ways to help students to “practice” behaving as allies.”

  • On Cracking White City

    The following oral history, told by James Farmer, explains how the Committee of Racial Equality successfully integrated the Jack Spratt Coffeehouse in Chicago in 1941.

    By Howell Raines

    How CORE activists successfully integrated a Chicago coffee shop.

  • Subtractive Schooling

    What happens when schools disrespect students' cultural heritage and when teacher fail to listen to the students?

    By Angela Valenzuela

    What happens when schools disrespect students’ cultural heritage and when teachers fail to listen to the students?

  • Manifest Destiny or Cultural Integrity?

    I learned firsthand how standardized tests force students to accept a Eurocentric outlook.

    By Reggoe Toussaint

    One teacher learns firsthand how standardized tests can force students to accept a Eurocentric viewpoint.

  • Romeo and Juliet Vs. Military Recruiters

    How might teachers help expose the gulf between military recruitment promises of adventure and the reality of war?

    By T. R. Amsler

    How might teachers help expose the gulf between military recruitment promises of adventure and the reality of war?

  • Democracy, Education, and the Media

    The following is exerpted from the article "Journalism, Democracy, ...and Class Struggle" in the November 2000 issue of Monthly Review.

    By Robert W. McChesney

    Excerpted from the article, “Journalism

  • Resources on Military Recruitment

    Organizations and Web sites that can provide more information.

  • Youth in Pursuit of the Dirty Truth

    WIRETAP ( HTTP://WWW.ALTERNET.ORG/WIRETAPMAG/ )

    By Stan Karp

    WireTap ( http://www.AlterNet.org/wiretapmag/ ).