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Volume 30 No.3 - Spring 2016

Cover Story: 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.

Editorial: Boycotting Occupation: Educators and Palestine

By the editors of Rethinking Schools
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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.

ESSA: NCLB Repackaged

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

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 the connections between oppression in their home countries and in the United States.

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.

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.