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Volume 23, No.2 - Winter 2008/2009

Volume 23, No.2 - Winter 2008/2009
Editorial

An Open Letter to President-elect Obama

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools

An Open Letter to President-elect Obama
Cover Theme

Move Over, Sisyphus

Get students passionate about writing and the grammar will follow

Move Over, Sisyphus

Remembering Mahmoud Darwish

The Palestinian poet's richly descriptive style resonated with displaced peoples everywhere

Remembering Mahmoud Darwish

The Prison Cell

Poem by Mahmoud Darwish

The Prison Cell

'The Prison Cell' Teaching Idea

We were saddened to hear about the death of Mahmoud Darwish, considered the national poet of the Palestinians, who died on Aug. 9, 2008, from complications after open-heart surgery. He was 67. This reprinted poem, translated by Ben Bennani, and article are in honor of Darwish's life and contributions to humanity.
— The Editors

'The Prison Cell' Teaching Idea

A Test Scorer's Lament

Scenes from the mad, mad, mad world of testing companies

A Test Scorer's Lament

Teaching's Revolving Door

New teachers leave the profession at an alarming rate—and there's no single reason or easy solutions

Teaching's Revolving Door

Who Leaves and Why

"My principal was a control freak."

Who Leaves and Why

Decolonizing the Classroom: Lessons in Multicultural Education

Multicultural education has to be based on dialogue?both among students and between students and teachers

Decolonizing the Classroom: Lessons in Multicultural Education

Children As Guinea Pigs

Washington, D.C., bribes its students to perform

Children As Guinea Pigs

We Still Aren't In a Post-Racial Society

Barack Obama's election isn't the end of racism

We Still Aren't In a Post-Racial Society

Hunger, Academic Success, and the Hard Bigotry of Indifference

Food insecurity and hunger are a serious threat to children's lives

Hunger, Academic Success, and the Hard Bigotry of Indifference

Documenting the Undocumented

When immigrant students count—and when they don't

Documenting the Undocumented

College for All?

Low-income students take the college admissions process into their own hands

College for All?

The Square Root of a Fair Share

Lessons on school desks and dream homes

The Square Root of a Fair Share

10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Ableism

Rooting out prejudice by able-bodied and able-minded people toward people with disabilities

10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Ableism

Demystifying the 'Dismal Science'

A review of Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching

Demystifying the 'Dismal Science'
Cover Story

Marketing American Girlhood

Marketing American Girlhood
Departments
Good Stuff

Good Stuff - Little Rebels