Although the increase in anti-Asian attacks has been hard for all of us, the murderous killing spree in Atlanta had our families, our youth, and our communities spiraling. From a […]
At first it seemed that ethnic studies advocates had won a major victory in California, but then a backlash targeted Arab American studies.
photo: AP PHOTO/AMES TRIBUNE, NIRMALENDU MAJUMDAR A British parent confronts the realities of U.S. schooling By Andrew Gumbel Sooner or later, anyone who lives abroad reaches a defining moment when […]
During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, grassroots activists in New York City galvanized to try to meet the needs of those affected as well as to respond politically to issues […]
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My DaughtersBy Barack Obama Illustrated by Loren Long(Knopf, 2010) On the title page of President Barack Obama’s picture book, Of Thee I Sing: A […]
An African American mother and teacher educator uses examples from her own childhood to describe how she hopes her child will be treated by teachers, and what she fears.
The South African poet and activist Breyten Breytenbach once said, “You Americans have mastered the art of living with the unacceptable.” We hope this is coming to an end—in schools, […]
“Banned in Tucson.” As many Rethinking Schools readers know, in January Tucson school officials ordered our book Rethinking Columbus removed from Mexican American Studies classes, as part of their move to shut down the […]
A master teacher faces a classroom revolt. She realizes that, no matter how imminent the high-stakes test, stopping the school-to-prison pipeline begins in the classroom with student-centered, meaningful curriculum.
Several years ago, I taught a unit on power in my 9th-grade social studies classes at Berkeley High School in California’s Bay Area. It’s a diverse school—rich folks from the […]
Why is there so little teaching or discussion of climate change in classrooms?
The American Empire has always been a bipartisan project—Democrats and Republicans have taken turns extending it
Thanks to the folks at the Discovery Channel
A part of American school curricula for more than 200 years
When texts don’t talk about racism
The problem is this: Testing is killing education. Not only is it narrowing the curriculum generally
In these bleak NCLB days of regimented
Testing mania reaches the pre-K classroom. It saddened me to think that my daughter’s first impression of school was based on taking a test and failing it.”
Have you ever sat next to an Asian student in class and wondered how she managed to consistently get straight A’s while you struggled to maintain a B-minus average? -from Top […]
After years of being hushed by rightwing demagogues and a compliant media, teachers, students, parents, and activist are getting loud and proud
While the bipartisan consensus that passed NCLB in 2001 has splintered, the old, unimproved version of the law is not going away anytime soon.
A University of Nebraska professor takes a satirical look at Education Week’s Quality Counts report, where the Cornhusker state ranked at the bottom.
Portland’s former superintendent gets a big stage with Gates Foundation assignment.
A veteran teacher laments the trend toward mandated curriculum and argues that teachers should choose materials that address students’ lives and social issues.