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Volume 28 Number 3
 


COVER STORY

Free Editorial: Queering Schools


By the editors of Rethinking Schools


How can we create classrooms and schools where discrimination and assumptions about gender and/or sexuality donít keep us from nurturing every child, parent, and staff member?

ďArenít There Any Poor Gay People Besides Me?Ē
Teaching LGBTQ issues in the rural South


By Stephanie Anne Shelton


A teacher redesigns her curriculum to support a gay student. As the classroom community strengthens, they confront the impact of poverty and geographic isolation.

Free 500 Square Feet of Respect
Queering a study of the criminal justice system


By Adam Grant Kelley


Facing conflict fueled by racism and homophobia at his school, a teacher develops curriculum for the school-to-prison pipeline aimed at building bridges and academic skills.

SPECIAL SECTION: RESISTING TEACH FOR AMERICA



Free Organizing Resistance to Teach For America


By Kerry Kretchmar and Beth Sondel


Former TFA corps members join with parents, students, and veteran teachers to organize a peopleís assembly and nationalize efforts against TFA.



Free An Open Letter to New Teach For America Recruits


By Katie Osgood


A Chicago teacher urges TFA recruits to think twice before they sign up.

Teach For America: A Voice of Dissent


By Mariah Dickinson


A former TFA corps member describes her experiences inside TFA, beginning with the cultlike atmosphere of the training.

FEATURES

Civil Disobedience


By Christy Stevens


When a substitute is insensitive to a fragile student, her classmates look to Thoreau for inspiration about how to respond.

Desobediencia civil


Por Christy Stevens


Free Environmental Crime on Trial
Students probe the BP oil spill


By Brady Bennon


A trial role play provides the context for students to evaluate responsibility for the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mything Mandela


By Deborah Menkart


Kadir Nelsonís acclaimed picture book Mandela portrays Nelson Mandela as an isolated hero, ignoring the movement of which he was an integral part.

Creando el mito de Mandela


Por Deborah Menkart


DEPARTMENTS

Free Editorial:
The Gathering Resistance to Standardized Tests


By the editors of Rethinking Schools


Free Editorial:
Aumentando la resistencia en contra de los exŠmenes estandarizados


Por los editores de Rethinking Schools


Free Letters to the Editor

Free Ed Alert:
Military Teaches Our Kids


By Seth Kershner


Free Ed Alert:
The GED Goes Private: Selling Off Second Chances


By Mich Levy, Lee Gargagliano, and Annika Butler-Wall


Free Education Action:
Victory for Portland Teachers


By Elizabeth Thiel


Free Short Stuff

Free Good Stuff:
When a Picture Book is Subversive


By Rachel Cloues


Free Resources

Got an idea for an article? Got a letter for us?

Contact Jody Sokolower, managing editor:
jody@rethinkingschools.org