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VOLUME 29, ISSUE 4 — SUMMER 2015

Cover Story

4-Year-Olds Discuss Love and Marriage

By A. J. Jennings
An early childhood educator shows how far-ranging discussions can open children’s eyes to a broader understanding of relationships, including same-sex marriage and not getting married at all.

Los niños y las niñas de 4 años hablan sobre el amor y el matrimonio

Por A. J. Jennings, Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco
Una maestra de preescolar demuestra cómo una variedad de conversaciones pueden ampliar el conocimiento de los niños sobre las relaciones interpersonales, incluyendo los matrimonios del mismo sexo y las parejas que no se casan.
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Editorial: Teaching as Defiance

By the editors of Rethinking Schools

Baby Steps Toward Restorative Justice

By Linea King
A middle school teacher tries to implement restorative practices in her classroom. It’s harder than she thought.

Can We Rescue the Common Core Standards from the Testing Machine?

By Peter Greene
Would the Common Core be OK if it weren’t for the tests? An activist/blogger says no.

Climate Change and School in a Yup’ik Fishing Village

By Jill Howdyshell
In a small village in southwestern Alaska, climate change is a current reality, not a distant fear. But it’s not in the curriculum or discussed at school.

There’s a lot more inside this issue . . .

Nota a nuestros lectores: En cada edición, hay artículos 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 every issue of the magazine, there are articles available in Spanish as well as English. If you are interested in joining this translation effort, please contact Andreina Velasco (konsonantedu@gmail.com)

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.