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Teaching Math Across the Curriculum
By Bob Peterson
"Number numbness" among students has its roots in a curriculum that rarely encourage students to link math and history, math and literature.
School Reform and the Role of the Community
An Interview with Tony Baez
A longtime Milwaukee activist discusses the role of parents and the Latino community in school reform.
Safeguarding Students' Rights -- For All
A Rethinking Schools Editorial
Educational regulations will be slashed and gutted if a committee of the Wisconsin legislature has its way.
Rifts Grow in Voucher Movement
By Barbara Miner
Tension is mounting as Wisconsin's voucher program for religious schools goes to court and the leading Black legislator associated with the program criticizes the business community's goal of an unrestricted voucher program.
Nurturing One's Dreams
By Herbert Kohl
A Review of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Hope Pedagogy of Hope is a reflective meditation on the personal, educational, and political journey of a leading educational thinker and activist. It is a useful and accessible companion to Freire's 1968 Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
On the Road to Cultural Bias
By Bill Bigelow
A Critique of The Oregon Trail CD-ROM Oregon Trail II is sexist, racist, culturally insensitive, and contemptuous of the earth. And teachers can use it to begin to foster critical computer literacy.
Why One Can't Ignore Pocahontas
By Cornel Pewewardy
A Review of the Disney Movie Pocahontas Historical inaccuracy and racist stereotypes may entertain some children -- but at whose expense?
Prison Spending Escalates
By Phyllis Sides
Across the country, providing money for schools takes a back seat to spending for corrections.
From School Reform to Reform School
By Stan Karp
Joe Clark, the principal whose law-and-order brand of school reform was glorified in the movie Lean on Me, has a new job. He's running a prison.
Dangerous Minds: Decoding a Classroom
By Linda Christensen
A Review of the Movie Dangerous Minds. A high school literature teacher peers into a movie classroom to see what the teacher, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, is up to.
"Asian American" vs. "Oriental"
By Zhou Li
The term "oriental" still carries connotations of exoticism and mysticism that Asian Americans find offensive.
By Phil Nash
A rich assortment of resources covering historical views, the myth of the "model minority," bilingual education, and higher education as they relate to the needs and concerns of Asian-American students.
Good Stuff: Voyaging into the World of CD-ROMs
By Herbert Kohl
Some CD-ROM recommendations from the noted educator.