Editorial: Teaching as Defiance

Originally published in Rethinking Schools VOLUME 29, ISSUE 4 — SUMMER 2015.Recently, we posted an article at the Rethinking Schools Facebook page that listed reasons why parents should opt their children out of standardized testing, including “standardized tests narrow the curriculum.” The article went on: What’s on the test is what’s taught. PARCC and Smarter Balanced […]

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 […]

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.