Volume 19, No.1 - Fall 2004

Volume 19, No.1 - Fall 2004
Features

Standardizing Imperialism

A look at how California's standards discourage students from looking critically at U.S. foreign policy, and implicitly teach imperialism.

Standardizing Imperialism

Measuring Water with Justice

A multidisciplinary lesson helps elementary students explore the economics, science, and politics of one of the world's most precious resources.

Measuring Water with Justice

Sweatshop Accounting

A high school teacher shares lessons on economic justice with his business-education students.

Sweatshop Accounting

Editorial: A Nation at Risk

The Bush administration needs to be taken to task, both for the counterproductive and misnamed No Child Left Behind act and for the Iraq war, which threatens to siphon off more of our country's resources and kill more of our students.

Editorial: A Nation at Risk

The No Child Left Behind Test

Since today's education policymakers seem to love this format, Rethinking Schools presents a multiple-choice test on NCLB that unlike most multiple choice tests, this one has some educational value.

The No Child Left Behind Test

Leaving Children Behind

At first glance this elementary school would make a great ad for the No Child Left Behind act. But beneath the orderly classrooms and good test scores, the author senses great tension among the kids. At recess, students share insights about what NCLB is doing to them, and what makes school meaningful.

Leaving Children Behind

No Child Left Untested: The NCLB Zone

Au takes a trip to a strange world -- this one, unfortunately -- where "highly qualified" can mean low-quality teaching.

No Child Left Untested: The NCLB Zone