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Volume 25, No.1 - Fall 2010

Volume 25, No.1 - Fall 2010
Cover Story

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
Cover Stories

The Proving Grounds

School 'Rheeform' in Washington, D.C.

Michelle Rhee is the exemplar of Duncan's school "reform." What's really happening to children and teachers in D.C.?

The Proving Grounds

California’s Perfect Storm

Last year, demonstrations by students, teachers, parents, and staff erupted throughout California - with the potential to redefine the fight for public education.

California’s Perfect Storm
Editorial

Teacher Layoffs and War

Teacher Layoffs and War
Features

Who Can Stay Here?

Documentation and citizenship in children’s literature

Picture books about immigration and citizenship rarely portray the issues that children from immigrant families face every day. Here is a framework to help teachers choose books and open discussion.

Who Can Stay Here?

Deporting Elena’s Father

The story of one child whose father was deported casts light on a growing crisis.

Deporting Elena’s Father

The Other Internment

Teaching the hidden story of Japanese Latin Americans during WWII

A role play engages students in exploration of a little-known piece of history - the deportation of people of Japanese origin from Latin American countries to U.S. internment camps and back to Japan as POWs.

The Other Internment

You Are Where You Sit

Uncovering the lessons of classroom furniture

Students analyze the impact of different seating arrangements in class, linking issues of power, space, and hierarchy to the world outside.

You Are Where You Sit

A Social Justice Data Fair

Questioning the world through math

Math is at the center of student-generated projects on environmental, social, and political themes.

A Social Justice Data Fair
Departments
Action Education

Puerto Rican Students Win Major Victory

Good Stuff

Tricksters and Their Opposite

Review

Drop That Knowledge

Recognizing and unlocking the wisdom of everyday people