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The Problems with the Common Core
By Stan Karp
The rollout of the Common Core has seemed more like a marketing campaign than an educational plan. A look at the funders, origins, and uses of the new standards shows why the pushback is building.
La problemática de los Estándares Comunes Estatales
Por Stan Karp | Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco, Andreina Velasco
La introducción de los Estándares Comunes se ha parecido más a una campaña publicitaria que a un plan educativo. Un análisis de los fondos, orígenes y usos de los nuevos estándares demuestra por qué la resistencia en contra de ellos está creciendo.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Common Core
A critical reading of close readingBy Daniel E. Ferguson
The chief architect of the Common Core created a model lesson of a close reading of King's “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” A teacher from Birmingham compares that to King's own critical reading of the “word” and the “world.”
Trayvon Martin and My Students
Writing toward justiceBy Linda Christensen
President Obama's speech about the Zimmerman acquittal in Trayvon Martin's murder—and Cornel West's response—are rich sources for students learning how to analyze, evaluate, and critique.
Sex Talk on the Carpet
Incorporating gender and sexuality into 5th-grade curriculumBy Valdine Ciwko
Instead of leaving “the puberty talk” to the nurse, an elementary teacher incorporates age-appropriate discussion into her regular classroom routine.
Hablar de sexo en el salón de clases
Incorporar el género y la sexualidad en el currículo de 5to GradoPor Valdine Ciwko | Traducido por César Peña-Sandoval
En lugar de dejarle “la charla” sobre la pubertad a la enfermera de la escuela, una maestra de primaria incorpora a las rutinas de la clase discusiones adecuadas para la edad de sus alumnos.
Looking for Justice at Turkey Creek
Out of the classroom and into the pastBy Hardy Thames
High school students embed themselves in a community's history and people when they study the impact of “development” on historically African American Turkey Creek in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Greed as a Weapon
Teaching the other war in IraqBy Adam Sanchez
A high school teacher uses a role-play to explore the economic dimensions of the war in Iraq.
- Connecting the Dots By The Editors of Rethinking Schools
- Awareness of the Natural World By Herbert Kohl
- Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.
For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms.
This new and expanded edition collects the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.
Five years in the making, A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis.