Volume 29, No.1 - Fall 2014

Volume 29, No.1 - Fall 2014
Cover Theme: TEACHING IN BLACK AND WHITE

Black Like Me

A poem—and the history behind it—about being invisible, yet stereotyped, as an African American student bused to a predominantly white school.

Black Like Me

Dear White Teacher

An African American middle school teacher calls on white teachers to think before they routinely send black children to black teachers when there is a problem.

Dear White Teacher

Queridos maestros blancos

Una maestra afroamericana de secundaria les pide a los maestros blancos que piensen antes de mandarles los niños negros a los maestros negros cada vez que tengan un problema con ellos. 

Queridos maestros blancos

Teaching the N-Word

A white high school teacher prepares her students to read August Wilson’s Fences by leading an exploration of the n-word.

Teaching the N-Word
Features

Rocketship to Profits

Silicon Valley breeds corporate reformers with national reach

Rocketship Education, a rapidly expanding charter school chain, shows what happens when the rich control our schools.

Rocketship to Profits

“Aren’t You on the Parent Listserv?”

Working for equitable family involvement in a dual-immersion elementary school

A kindergarten teacher tries to change the power imbalance between Spanish- and English-speaking parents in her classroom and school.

“Aren’t You on the Parent Listserv?”

¿No estás registrado en la lista de correos electrónicos?

Una maestra de kínder intenta cambiar el balance de poder entre los padres hispanohablantes y angloparlantes en su salón y su escuela.

¿No estás registrado en la lista de correos electrónicos?

The Military Invasion of My High School

The role of JROTC

A high school teacher describes the problematic impact of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at her school.

The Military Invasion of My High School
Departments
Editorial

Restorative Justice

What it is and is not

The Children of Gaza

Good Stuff

When Girls Are Activists