Common Core amounts to another English-only policy

English-Only to the Core by Jeff Bale

What is the Common Core doing to bilingual education? We’re joining hands with The Progressive and In These Times to shine a light on that question. Jeff Bale’s “English-Only to the Core” will appear in the fall issue of Rethinking Schools, but we want you to have it now! Please use hashtag #ComCoreEnglishOnly to help […]

29.4: Teaching as Defiance, 4-Year-Olds Discuss Marriage, +more!

COVER STORY FREE 4-Year-Olds Discuss Love and Marriage By A.J. Jennings An early childhood educator shows how far-ranging discussions can open children’s eyes to a broader understanding of relationships, including same-sex marriage and not getting married at all. FREE Los niños y las niñas de 4 años hablan sobre el amor y el matrimonio Por […]

What’s wrong with the Common Core: Winter issue is out

by Jody Sokolower Hailed as the next great reform, the Common Core State Standards are being implemented at breakneck speed in districts across the United States. But behind the spin, is the Common Core the next step in the corporate agenda? In “The Problems with the Common Core,” Rethinking Schools editor Stan Karp looks at the funders, […]

The Trouble with Common Core

On Friday, Rethinking Schools editor Stan Karp delivered a speech “The Trouble with Common Core” to Portland area parents, educators, administrators, elected officials, among others.  (See our summer editorial with the same title.) Watch and share.