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VOLUME 28, ISSUE 3 — SPRING 2014

Cover Theme:
Queering Our Schools

How can we create classrooms and schools where discrimination and assumptions about gender and/or sexuality don’t keep us from nurturing every child, parent, and staff member?

Editorial: Queering Schools

By the editors of Rethinking Schools

500 Feet of Respect: Queering a Study of the Criminal Justice System

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

SPECIAL SECTION:
RESISTING TEACH FOR AMERICA

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 people’s assembly and nationalize efforts against TFA.

An Open Letter to Teach For America Recruits

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

Nota a nuestros lectores: En esta edición, tres artículos están disponibles tanto en español como en inglés. Si está interesado en integrarse a esta labor de traducción, por favor comuníquese con Andreina Velasco (konsonantedu@gmail.com).

Note to our readers: In this issue, three articles are available in Spanish as well as English. If you are interested in joining this translation effort, please contact Andreina Velasco (konsonantedu@gmail.com).

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Founded in 1986 by activist teachers, Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials.

We advocate the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.