Our picks for books, websites, and other resources for social justice teachers.
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By Derrick Jackson In congratulating himself on upholding Cleveland's school voucher program, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas quoted the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who said, "Education ... means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth." In congratulating themselves for leading the push for vouchers, Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and House majority leader Dick Armey wrote...
How students can be encouraged to share their personal lives in the classroom as part of a rich writing curriculum. Includes specific notes on teaching procedure.
In his last recorded broadcast, Zinn holds forth on Haiti, persistent silences in the curriculum, and early influences in his lifebefore offering advice to new teachers.
How voucher schools, and some charter schools, are trying to circumvent special education regulations.
A high school social studies teacher argues for rethinking how we teach civics so that students learn that organizing, activism, and civil disobedience are as important as the Constitution.
The coronavirus crisis is horrific, and even in its early days has led to great suffering, and widespread terror. But this crisis is not a time of retreat; it is a time to insist on, to organize for, an agenda of human rights and wealth redistribution. Has there ever been a time when the need for universal free health care was more essential — and more obvious? Or paid sick leave? Or for everyone to have guaranteed access to clean water and a safe place to live? So yes, please wash your hands, and then raise them, to continue to fight for equality and justice.
A high school English teacher reorients his classroom to be a space for student organizing for climate justice.
As climate justice educators, this is our work now: finding ways to seed students’ utopian imaginations about the possible futures cracked open by organizing around the Green New Deal. Without a trace of hyperbole, the toxic stew of racial capitalism, colonialism, and fossil fuels has brought us to the brink of global catastrophe. Strangely, it has also brought us to the brink of alternatives that our planet — and our students — desperately need. It’s our job to engage students in imagining those alternatives and doing everything we can to help them be part of the movements that will bring them to life.
Curriculum Holler If You Hear Me (Comic Edition)By Gregory Michie and Ryan Alexander-TannerIllustrated by Xena Lopez, Citlali Perez, August Abitang, Stephany Jimenez, Hennessy Morales, Deon Reed, Dalin Dohrn, Isabelle Dizon, Tatum Howlett, and Sarita Hernández(Teachers College Press, 2020)164 pp. What a marvelous book about teaching and learning — poignant, passionate, respectful, nuanced. We couldn’t put it down. Based on Michie’s original Holler If You Hear Me, published in 1999, the comic edition...
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