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Volume 26, No.1 - Fall 2011

Volume 26, No.1 - Fall 2011
Cover Stories

Blowin’ in the Wind

We'll need everything we've learned and built in the past 25 years to keep fighting for social justice education.

Blowin’ in the Wind

Rethinking Schools and the Power of Silver

A teacher educator reflects on the impact of Rethinking Schools.

Rethinking Schools and the Power of Silver
Features

The Birth of Rethinking Schools

An excerpt from the autobiography of one of Rethinking Schools' founders.

The Birth of Rethinking Schools

For or Against Children

The problematic history of Stand for Children

Originally an organization of parents fighting for better school funding, Stand for Children has made an alarming U-turn. What’s up?

For or Against Children

Trigger Laws - Does Signing a Petition Give Parents a Voice?

Trigger laws are sweeping the country as a new strategy for bringing in charter schools. This investigative report follows the trend from its California origins.

Trigger Laws - Does Signing a Petition Give Parents a Voice?

Patterns and Punctuation - Learning to Question Language

A 5th-grade teacher adapts student-generated science inquiry to punctuation. Her goal:to help students see punctuation as part of the creative process, not a series of rules to memorize.

Patterns and Punctuation - Learning to Question Language

‘Before Today, I Was Afraid of Trees’ - Rethinking Nature Deficit Disorder

A high school chemistry teacher takes his students to a city park to tap maple trees for syrup. How can we build student comfort with the natural world without seeing city-raised students as "deficient"?

‘Before Today, I Was Afraid of  Trees’ - Rethinking Nature Deficit Disorder

What Do You Mean When You Say Urban?

Speaking honestly about race and students

"Urban" has become one of a series of euphemisms for African American and Latina/o students. What preconceptions hide behind the language?

What Do You Mean When You Say Urban?

It's OK to Be Neither

Teaching that supports gender-variant children

The everyday experiences of a 1st grader push a teacher to confront gender issues in theclassroom.

It's OK to Be Neither

The New Model of Teacher Evaluation

How Would Ms. Frizzle Fare?

Remember The Magic School Bus? According to D.C.s new teacher evaluation system,even a teacher who takes her students to the moon is "less than effective."

The New Model of Teacher Evaluation