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Volume 31 Number 3
 


Cover Story

FreeStanding with Standing Rock
A role play on the Dakota Access Pipeline


By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca


A high school social studies teacher centers Standing Rock Sioux history and leadership in a unit on resistance to DAPL.

Features

FreeUnlearning the Myths that Bind Us
Critiquing cartoons and society


By Linda Christensen


Students analyze cartoons from Popeye to Brave to see how media teaches children white- and male-supremacist ideas.

FreeUnfolding Hope in a Chicago School


By Greg Michie


A middle school teacher describes the trauma experienced by his students over the year and struggles to create meaningful hope rather than slogans.

Free"I See Birds Everywhere I Go”
Engaging urban students in the natural world


By Ellen Royse


A science teacher in Washington, D.C., overcomes her students’ fear of nature by turning them into avid birdwatchers.

Advocating for Arabic
An interview with Lara Kiswani


By Jody Sokolower


The executive director of San Francisco’s Arab Resource and Organizing Center describes the successes and obstacles for a community-based campaign to offer Arabic language instruction in the district’s schools.

I Can’t Answer These Test Questions About My Own Poems


By Sara Holbrook


Sara Holbrook’s poems appear on the Texas STARR tests. Her efforts to answer the questions about her own poetry expose the narrowness of standardized testing.

FreeTrapdoors
High school exit testing in the age of “college and career readiness”


By Stan Karp


Using the experience of high school exit testing in New Jersey as an example, Stan Karp analyzes the gross negative impact of these high-stakes tests on students and schools.

How the edTPA Disrupts Relationships
Reclaiming our visions and integrity


By Mara Sapon-Shevin and Sue Novinger Robb


The edTPA has become a credentialing requirement in many states. Its implementation has distorted relationships throughout teacher education.

Departments

Free Editorial

Teaching in the Time of Trump

Free Education Action

Kids Sue for Right to a Better Climate

Teachers Take on Trump Era

Free Resources

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

Free Good Stuff

Boys in Dresses


Reviewed by Melissa Bollow Tempel


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