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Volume 28 Number 1
 


COVER STORY

Free Of Mice and Marginalization


By Michelle Kenney


Under pressure from parents, a high school English teacher assigns a classic: Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Her students' reactions lead her to a deeper understanding of what's wrong with “the canon.”

FEATURES

Disabled Education


By Ruth Colker


A legal advocate for people with disabilities realizes, through her own son's experiences, the inequities in access, diagnosis, and services for children with special needs.

Free Standing Up for Tocarra


By Tina Owen


When a homophobic minister preaches about the “sin” of a transgender student at her funeral, a teacher leads her students to focus instead on the beautiful spirit of the young woman they loved.

Free The Mystery of the 3 Scary Numbers


By Bill Bigelow


A classroom mixer prepares students to study “Global Warming's Terrifying New Math.”

Teaching Palestine

An interview with Palestinian educator Ziad Abbas


By Jody Sokolower


Drawing on his experience growing up in a refugee camp in the West Bank and his work with youth, Abbas explores connections that bring Palestine to life for students in the United States.

Free Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education


By Stan Karp


Charter schools began as educator-initiated, local efforts to provide alternative approaches to education. What role are they playing now? And what is the impact on public education?

Schools That Change Communities


Reviewed by David Sobel


Bob Gliner's film focuses on five schools in very different communities. Together, they provide a view of what is possible when education is grounded in civic engagement.

Rethinking Shit

Excrement and equity


By Noah Zeichner


A high school social studies teacher uses videos and frank discussion to lead students in a study of the sanitation crisis in poverty-stricken areas of the world, and the connection to global patterns of wealth and power.

DEPARTMENTS

Free Editorial

Clear-Cutting Our Schools


By the editors of Rethinking Schools


Free Letters to the Editor

Free Action Education

Justice for Trayvon Martin


By Jody Sokolower


Free Good Stuff

The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos


Reviewed by Grace Cornell Gonzales


Free Resources

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