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Teaching Is a Fight

An interview with Sal Castro

Reminiscences by the teacher who helped lead the 1968 Chicana/o student blowouts in Los Angeles.

Teaching Is a Fight

Teacher Layoffs and War

Our government’s perverse definition of “national security” was on display again this summer. By large majorities, the U.S. Congress approved a so-called emergency appropriation of $33.5 billion to escalate the war in Afghanistan—adding to the more than $1 trillion that the United States has already spent waging wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Meanwhile, as schools faced the potential layoff of an estimated 300,000 teachers across the country, Congress dawdled until the...

Teacher Layoffs and War

Supreme Court Debates Vouchers

Justices hear oral arguments on the most important education case since the 1954 Brown decision.

Supreme Court Debates Vouchers

A Cauldron of Opposition in Duncan's Hometown

An Interview with Karen Lewis and Jackson Potter

The new leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union explains how they won and where they're going.

A Cauldron of Opposition in Duncan's Hometown

How One Elementary School Sparked A Citywide Movement to Make Black Students' Lives Matter

Teachers at one Seattle school show the important role educators have to play in the movement for Black lives, in part by creating a Black Lives Matter at School day, having 3,000 teachers wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts, and responding together to issues like the death of Charleena Lyles. 

How One Elementary School Sparked A Citywide Movement to Make Black Students' Lives Matter

The Struggle for Bilingual Education

An Interview by Bob Peterson with Bilingual Education Advocate Tony Báez

Organizer and advocate Tony Báez has been fighting for improved bilingual education programs for decades. In this interview, he talks about the current state of bilingual education and describes how parents and educators won a maintenance K–12 bilingual program in the Milwaukee Public Schools.

The Struggle for Bilingual Education

What We Don't Learn About the Black Panther Party — but Should

The history of the Black Panther Party holds vital lessons for today’s movement for Black lives and all movements to confront racism, inequality, and police violence. But our textbooks distort the significance of the Panthers — or exclude them completely.

What We Don't Learn About the Black Panther Party — but Should

Our Fall 2017 Picks for Books, Videos, Websites, and Other Social Justice Education Resources

>> Picture Books Thunder Boy Jr.  By Sherman AlexieIllustrated by Yuyi Morales(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016)40 pp. In this gorgeous picture book, Thunder Boy Jr. wants his own name. His dad is called Big Thunder, and he doesn’t want to just be Little Thunder. He wants a name all to himself, one that speaks to who he is and what he’s done. Alexie’s narrative captures the tension and excitement...

Our Fall 2017 Picks for Books, Videos, Websites, and Other Social Justice Education Resources

"No One is Going to Tell Us What is Right"

Language and Decolonization in Alaska

A journalist explores the way Indigenous language and community is connected to the classroom in several communities in Alaska, and explores how educators there have built new frameworks to fight against Eurocentric curriculum.

"No One is Going to Tell Us What is Right"

"Stupid Book of Wrongness"

The Heartland Institute's Climate Change Denial Book Meets Informed 3rd and 4th Graders

A teacher shows his 3rd- and 4th-grade students the Heartland Institute's climate change denial book that was sent to every science teacher in the nation. 

"Stupid Book of Wrongness"

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