Reminiscences by the teacher who helped lead the 1968 Chicana/o student blowouts in Los Angeles.
Rethinking Bilingual Education is an exciting new collection of articles about bringing students’ home languages into our classrooms.
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Our government’s perverse definition of “national security” was on display again this summer. By large majorities, the U.S. Congress approved a so-called emergency appropriation of $33.5 billion to escalate the war in Afghanistan—adding to the more than $1 trillion that the United States has already spent waging wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Meanwhile, as schools faced the potential layoff of an estimated 300,000 teachers across the country, Congress dawdled until the...
Justices hear oral arguments on the most important education case since the 1954 Brown decision.
The new leadership of the Chicago Teachers Union explains how they won and where they're going.
Teachers at one Seattle school show the important role educators have to play in the movement for Black lives, in part by creating a Black Lives Matter at School day, having 3,000 teachers wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts, and responding together to issues like the death of Charleena Lyles.
Organizer and advocate Tony Báez has been fighting for improved bilingual education programs for decades. In this interview, he talks about the current state of bilingual education and describes how parents and educators won a maintenance K–12 bilingual program in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
The history of the Black Panther Party holds vital lessons for today’s movement for Black lives and all movements to confront racism, inequality, and police violence. But our textbooks distort the significance of the Panthers — or exclude them completely.
>> Picture Books Thunder Boy Jr. By Sherman AlexieIllustrated by Yuyi Morales(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016)40 pp. In this gorgeous picture book, Thunder Boy Jr. wants his own name. His dad is called Big Thunder, and he doesn’t want to just be Little Thunder. He wants a name all to himself, one that speaks to who he is and what he’s done. Alexie’s narrative captures the tension and excitement...
A journalist explores the way Indigenous language and community is connected to the classroom in several communities in Alaska, and explores how educators there have built new frameworks to fight against Eurocentric curriculum.
A teacher shows his 3rd- and 4th-grade students the Heartland Institute's climate change denial book that was sent to every science teacher in the nation.
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