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Volume 27, No.4 - Summer 2013

Volume 27, No.4 - Summer 2013
Cover Theme: PERFORMANCE TEST FOR NEW TEACHERS A FORUM ON THE EDTPA

The Role of Performance Assessment in Developing Teaching as a Profession

The edTPA will lead to better teachers and more professional respect.

The Role of Performance Assessment in Developing Teaching as a Profession

Wrong Answer to the Wrong Question

Why we need critical teacher education, not standardization

The edTPA distorts the teacher education process and opens the door to Pearson Inc. reaping more profits and power.

Wrong Answer to the Wrong Question

What's a Nice Test Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

EdTPA and corporate education "reform"

The dangers to the teaching profession are real, but is edTPA the solution?

What's a Nice Test Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
Other Features

Our Grandparents' Civil Rights Era

Family letters bring history to life

Second graders ask grandparents to write about their experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. The letters bring surprising wisdom - and some thought-provoking issues - to the classroom.

Our Grandparents' Civil Rights Era

Stealing Home

Eminent domain, urban renewal, and the loss of community

The historic destruction of the Chávez Ravine neighborhood in Los Angeles - to build Dodger Stadium - paves the way for students to understand changes in their own neighborhood. Second in a two-part series.

Stealing Home

Rethinking the Day of Silence

When the Day of Silence doesn't work at a middle school, staff and students look for another way to talk about LGBTQ issues.

Rethinking the Day of Silence

“Coal Poisons Everything It Touches”

Coal, climate, and the future of the Earth

Ninth graders explore a plan to strip-mine coal in Wyoming and Montana, send it by train to the Northwest, then ship it to Asia to be burned.

“Coal Poisons Everything It Touches”

Ban the Box!

A role play on mass incarceration

Should the box about criminal history be eliminated from job applications? A role play helps students explore the lifelong impact of a felony conviction.

Ban the Box!