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Volume 30, No.3 - Spring 2016

Volume 30, No.3 - Spring 2016
Cover Story

COINTELPRO: Teaching the FBI’s War on the Black Freedom Movement

Students learn about the FBI’s counterintelligence program of the 1960s and ´70s. They see the roots of Black Lives Matter—and the attacks on it—in the history of Martin Luther King Jr. and Fred Hampton.

COINTELPRO: Teaching the FBI’s War on the Black Freedom Movement
Features

ESSA: NCLB Repackaged

Its total failure and the movement against standardized testing finally brought the demise of No Child Left Behind. But is its successor, the Every Student Succeeds Act, any better?

ESSA: NCLB Repackaged

Education Under Occupation: East Jerusalem

An interview with Zakaria Odeh

An on-the-ground account of the impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian children from the perspective of East Jerusalem.

Education Under Occupation: East Jerusalem

Cultivando sus voces

1st graders develop their voices learning about farmworkers

Emerging bilingual 1st graders research farmworkers by visiting a strawberry farm and reading lots of books. Then they write their own stories.

Cultivando sus voces

El corazón de la escuela/The Heart of the School

The importance of bilingual school libraries

A public school teacher-librarian describes a vibrant library program—and exposes the harm when librarians are seen as dispensable and libraries become testing centers.

El corazón de la escuela/The Heart of the School

El corazón de la escuela

La importancia de las bibliotecas bilingües en las escuelas

Una maestra bibliotecaria describe los dinámicos programas de su biblioteca y expone el daño causado cuando se considera a los bibliotecarios como dispensables y a las bibliotecas como el centro de los exámenes.

El corazón de la escuela

Believe Me the First Time

A 2nd grader and a 4th grader share experiences on their paths toward gender identity, then join forces to create and teach a lesson promoting understanding and support.

Believe Me the First Time

Sacrifice Zones

An English language teacher uses Naomi Klein’s concept of sacrifice zones—from This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate—to help her immigrant students understand connections between oppression in their home countries and in the United States.

Sacrifice Zones

Zonas de Sacrificio

Una maestra de inglés usa el concepto de zonas de sacrificio de Naomi Klein, de Esto lo cambia todo: El capitalismo contra el clima, para ayudar a sus estudiantes inmigrantes a entender las conexiones entre la opresión en sus países de origen y en los Estados Unidos.

Zonas de Sacrificio

“The Most Gentrified City of the Century”

Middle school teachers collaborate to help students understand and critique the changes that have taken place in their Portland, Oregon, neighborhood. Their inspired students create an online resource of local history and heroes.

“The Most Gentrified City of the Century”

Prizes as Curriculum

How my school gets students to “behave”

A paraprofessional exposes the harm of substituting compliance for content at a school for special needs students.

Prizes as Curriculum
Departments
Editorials

Boycotting Occupation: Educators and Palestine

Education Action

Reining in Military Recruiting

Good Stuff

Memories