Resources 27.3

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Stand and Be Counter

In the world of high school options and influences, foggy messages make navigation difficult. Trying to maintain a clear direction can be challenging, especially when it comes to dealing with […]

Film: More Than Just Dance Lessons

Mad Hot Ballroom Director/Producer: Marilyn AgreloWriter/Producer: Amy Sewellwww.paramountclassic.com/madhot/ Mad Hot Ballroom, a documentary about a fifth-grade ballroom dance program in New York City schools, is more than a feel-good summertime film. […]

An Unnatural Disaster

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 […]

Stanford/Pearson Test for New Teachers Draws Fire

The fight for—and against—standardized testing is heating up in teacher credential programs. It has burst into flames at the University of Massachusetts. Back in 2010, Rethinking Schools published an article by teacher […]

Taking the Long View: The Organizing Tradition

As we go to press, 30,000 Chicago teachers and education support personnel—joined by parents, students, and community members—are out on strike for the first time in 25 years. The first […]

Letters to the Editor 27.1

DOWNSIDE OF PEER-ASSISTED REVIEW? I have been glad to read Stan Karp’s writing over the years. So I looked forward to reading an article by him in your last issue […]

From Tucson to Palestine

A generation ago, students led the movement in the United States to divest from apartheid South Africa. Today, student leaders are shaking Arizona as they defend Tucson’s Mexican American Studies […]

Short Stuff 27.1

PEOPLE’S SCHOOL AT OAKLAND’S LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY Parents and children, teachers, and community activists occupied an Oakland neighborhood elementary school for almost three weeks this summer to try to keep it […]

Teaching Inequality

Speaking truth to students is a central obligation of teaching, but it can also be a source of tension and problems for teachers. This is particularly true when approaching the […]

Resources 27.1

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The New Misogyny

As we go marching, marching,we’re standing proud and tall The rising of the women meansthe rising of us all. Our lives shall not be sweatedfrom birth until life closes, Hearts […]

Letters to the Editor 26.4

A MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MOM TO HER SON Each week I try to find a short piece of information to share with my staff to get them to think […]

Short Stuff 26.4

SEAN ARCE HONORED—AND FIRED Sean Arce, co-founder and director of the Mexican American Studies program in Tucson, Arizona, received the first Myles Horton Award for Teaching People’s History from the […]

Another Alaska

The residential schools, run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or various church denominations, were established in Alaska in the early 1900s. Until 1976, when the Molly Hootch settlement required the state to establish local schools even in the remote “bush” regions, Alaskan Native children were sent to these boarding schools, which were hundreds or even thousands of miles away from their homes and families.

Good Stuff 26.4

Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for JusticeBy Allan Creighton and Paul Kivel(Hunter House, 2011)204 pp. $19.95 “It is an assumption of our work that young people are […]

Resources 26.4

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Letters

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Occupy Movement Spurs Education Activism

“Banks got paid off, teachers got laid off” sounded through the streets of downtown Seattle as education activists and protesters from the Occupy Seattle movement marched on Chase Bank Oct. […]

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