Volume 34, No. 3 — Spring 2020

Volume 34, No. 3 — Spring 2020
Cover Story

The Coronavirus and Our Work

The coronavirus crisis is horrific, and even in its early days has led to great suffering, and widespread terror. But this crisis is not a time of retreat; it is a time to insist on, to organize for, an agenda of human rights and wealth redistribution. Has there ever been a time when the need for universal free health care was more essential — and more obvious? Or paid sick leave? Or for everyone to have guaranteed access to clean water and a safe place to live? So yes, please wash your hands, and then raise them, to continue to fight for equality and justice.

The Coronavirus and Our Work

What Can Art Do in the Perilous Present?

An artist and academic writes about art builds — how they are practices of resistance and solidarity, and celebrations of joy and justice to fuel the teachers’ rebellion and other movements.

What Can Art Do in the Perilous Present?

From the Art Build to the Streets

Examining the Role of Art During the Chicago Teachers Strike

The author of A People’s Art History of the United States dissects the imagery unions created and used in the streets and on the picket lines during the 2019 Chicago teachers strike.

From the Art Build to the Streets
Features

As Tensions with Iran Escalate, It Is Time to Challenge Empire in the Classroom

Three Iranian educators, scholars, and parents write about how we need to refuse narratives that normalize empire and dehumanize whole populations.

As Tensions with Iran Escalate, It Is Time  to Challenge Empire in the Classroom

Teaching More Civics Will Not Save Us from Trump

A high school social studies teacher argues for rethinking how we teach civics so that students learn that organizing, activism, and civil disobedience are as important as the Constitution.

Teaching More Civics  Will Not Save Us from Trump

Instructional Time

Teaching Beyond Tolerance

A transgender middle school teacher wrestles with a school and community that tries to hide their identity.

Instructional Time

Reading Louise Erdrich to My Son

A teacher-librarian and parent writes about Louise Erdrich’s Birchbark series and how its stories of Indigenous life compare with the colonialism and racism of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books.

Reading Louise Erdrich to My Son

Youth vs. Apocalypse

Oakland Students Make Time to Change the World

A high school English teacher reorients his classroom to be a space for student organizing for climate justice.

Youth vs. Apocalypse