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Volume 30 No.4 - Summer 2016

Cover Story: The Problem with Story Problems

By Anita Bright
A teacher educator critiques the biases of story problems in math textbooks. Teachers around the country offer creative alternatives.
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As a Teacher and a Daughter: The Impact of Islamophobia

By Nassim Elbardouh
A Canadian teacher discusses the impact of Islamophobia on students, especially those who are Muslim and/or from the Middle East.

Politics of the Paragraph

By Michelle Kenney
The tale of a high school English teacher’s journey into—and out of—a formulaic writing program as her school struggles with high-stakes exams.

A Teacher’s Letter to His Future Baby

By Greg Huntington
A teacher writes about his hopes for the person his child will become—and some of the dangers along the way.

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.