Volume 27, No.2 - Winter 2012/2013

Volume 27, No.2 - Winter 2012/2013
Cover Theme: REINVENTING TEACHERS’ UNIONS

Editorial

New Teachers' Union Movement in the Making
Editorial

Lessons in Social Justice Unionism

An interview with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

How did Chicago teachers win their strike? What is the significance of their victory? Whats next?

Lessons in Social Justice Unionism
Features

“When Are You Going to Come Visit?”

Home visits and seeing our students

A 4th-grade teacher visits her students families and realizes how much she has been missing about their lives.

“When Are You Going to Come Visit?”

Precious Knowledge: Teaching Solidarity with Tucson

A high school history teacher centers a study of social movements on the fight over the Mexican American Studies program in Tucson. His students spread the knowledge.

Precious Knowledge: Teaching Solidarity with Tucson

Your Struggle Is My Struggle

One of Carberry's students explains how the film Precious Knowledge changed her feelings about herself and her family.

Your Struggle Is My Struggle

Lessons from the Heartland

An excerpt from the newly published Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City focuses on the history of vouchers in Milwaukee.

Lessons from the Heartland

Stealing and Selling Nature

Why we need to teach environmental history

A history teacher argues that students need to know the environmental history of our current crises including how nature was turned into a commodity to be bought and sold.

Stealing and Selling Nature

The Character of Our Content

A parent confronts bias in early elementary literature

Her daughter's homework—a story that legitimizes rape and extols whiteness as the standard for beauty—leads a parent to question the balance between teaching skills and teaching content.

The Character of Our Content

Learning in the Digital Age: Control or Connection?

A teacher educator explores the contradictory nature of technology in education.

Learning in the Digital Age: Control or Connection?

Books About Contemporary Palestine for Children

Its difficult to find accurate books on Palestine for young readers. A former teacher educator describes resources for K-8 students, including picture books, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Books About Contemporary Palestine for Children