A look at how California's standards discourage students from looking critically at U.S. foreign policy, and implicitly teach imperialism.
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.
Volume 19, No.1 - Fall 2004
A multidisciplinary lesson helps elementary students explore the economics, science, and politics of one of the world's most precious resources.
A high school teacher shares lessons on economic justice with his business-education students.
The Bush administration needs to be taken to task, both for the counterproductive and misnamed No Child Left Behind act and for the Iraq war, which threatens to siphon off more of our country's resources and kill more of our students.
Since today's education policymakers seem to love this format, Rethinking Schools presents a multiple-choice test on NCLB that unlike most multiple choice tests, this one has some educational value.
At first glance this elementary school would make a great ad for the No Child Left Behind act. But beneath the orderly classrooms and good test scores, the author senses great tension among the kids. At recess, students share insights about what NCLB is doing to them, and what makes school meaningful.
Au takes a trip to a strange world -- this one, unfortunately -- where "highly qualified" can mean low-quality teaching.