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Volume 30 Number 3
 


Cover Story

Free COINTELPRO: Teaching the FBI’s War on the Black Freedom Movement


By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca


Students learn about the FBI’s counterintelligence program of the 1960s and ´70s. They see the roots of Black Lives Matter—and the attacks on it—in the history of Martin Luther King Jr. and Fred Hampton.

Features

Free ESSA: NCLB Repackaged


By Stan Karp


Its total failure and the movement against standardized testing finally brought the demise of No Child Left Behind. But is its successor, the Every Student Succeeds Act, any better?

Free Education Under Occupation: East Jerusalem
An interview with Zakaria Odeh


By Jody Sokolower


An on-the-ground account of the impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian children from the perspective of East Jerusalem.

Cultivando sus voces
1st graders develop their voices learning about farmworkers


By Marijke Conklin


Emerging bilingual 1st graders research farmworkers by visiting a strawberry farm and reading lots of books. Then they write their own stories.

El corazón de la escuela / The Heart of the School
The importance of bilingual school libraries


By Rachel Cloues


A public school teacher-librarian describes a vibrant library program—and exposes the harm when librarians are seen as dispensable and libraries become testing centers.

Free El corazón de la escuela
La importancia de las bibliotecas bilingües en las escuelas


Por Rachel Cloues, Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco


Una maestra bibliotecaria describe los dinámicos programas de su biblioteca y expone el daño causado cuando se considera a los bibliotecarios como dispensables y a las bibliotecas como el centro de los exámenes.

Believe Me the First Time


By Dale Weiss


A 2nd grader and a 4th grader share experiences on their paths toward gender identity, then join forces to create and teach a lesson promoting understanding and support.

Free Sacrifice Zones


By Rosemarie Frascella


An English language teacher uses Naomi Klein’s concept of sacrifice zones—from This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate—to help her immigrant students understand connections between oppression in their home countries and in the United States.

Free Zonas de sacrificio


Por Rosemarie Frascella, Traducido por Vanesa Ortiz Solís


Una maestra de inglés usa el concepto de zonas de sacrificio de Naomi Klein, de Esto lo cambia todo: El capitalismo contra el clima, para ayudar a sus estudiantes inmigrantes a entender las conexiones entre la opresión en sus países de origen y en los Estados Unidos.

“The Most Gentrified City of the Century”


By Becky HenkleBerry and Jeff Waters


Middle school teachers collaborate to help students understand and critique the changes that have taken place in their Portland, Oregon, neighborhood. Their inspired students create an online resource of local history and heroes.

FreePrizes as Curriculum
How my school gets students to “behave”


By Kelly Lagerwerff


A paraprofessional exposes the harm of substituting compliance for content at a school for special needs students.

Departments

Free Editorial

Boycotting Occupation: Educators and Palestine


By the editors of Rethinking Schools


Free Education Action

Reining in Military Recruiting


By Seth Kershner


Free Resources

Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.

Free Good Stuff

Memories


By Herb Kohl


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