Volume 27, No.1 - Fall 2012

Volume 27, No.1 - Fall 2012
Cover Theme: RACE AND PLACE
How do we teach the history of the enormous wealth disparity in the United States? What is the context for today’s homelessness and foreclosure crises?

Burned Out of Homes and History

Unearthing the silenced voices of the Tulsa Race Riot

Through historical documents, novels, videos, and a role play, high school language arts students learn about the racist riot that destroyed the African American section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921. They turn their understanding into poetry and historical fiction.

Burned Out of Homes and History

"Why Is This the Only Place in Portland I See Black People?"

Teaching young children about redlining

Improvisation helps 1st and 2nd graders bring the Civil Rights Movement home to Portland, Oregon, as they learn about the redlining that helped determine the neighborhood around their school.

"Why Is This the Only Place in Portland I See Black People?"
Features

"Multiplication Is for White People"

An interview with Lisa Delpit

Delpit discusses major issues from her new book, "Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other Peoples Children, with an emphasis on the relationship between racism and special needs.

"Multiplication Is for White People"

Boot Camp for Education CEOs

The Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy

An investigation of the training program that filled 48 percent of all large district superintendent openings last year.

Boot Camp for Education CEOs

Saving Mango Street

When her small, rural hometown bans The House on Mango Street from the middle school curriculum, a college student organizes her former classmates to get the ruling overturned.

Saving Mango Street

"My Family's Not from Africa—We Come from North Carolina!"

Teaching slavery in context

An African American middle school teacher changes her African American students understanding of Africa and their own history.

"My Family's Not from Africa—We Come from North Carolina!"