The DREAM Act (S. 1545) is currently being considered by the U.S. Senate. It would give states the right to determine who qualifies for in-state tuition, and thus allow states to charge in-state tuition to undocumented students. (This right was taken away from states in 1996 by Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act; The DREAM Act proposes the repeal of Section 505.). The DREAM Act would...
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This new and expanded edition collects the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.
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By Barbara Miner Lawyers expect their children to do well in school. When the daughter of a Minnesota attorney failed the math portion of the state test in May 2000, her father asked to see the exam. His pleas were ignored, and one state official told him "to have his daughter study harder for next year's exam." But it turns out the daughter's failure was due to an error by the...
Native-American Web Sites
When I finally learned how to get on the Web and search the various sites and links, I found a goldmine of resources about the history, literature, and culture of people of African descent. With many of these websites bookmarked in my computer, I'm beginning to think of ways to incorporate Internet resources into my classroom and Black Student Union.
As an educator, I am often concerned about whether students are gaining the technology skills they need. Because I have always taught in predominantly working-class schools, and because many of my students' primary home language is Spanish, I have added concerns.
Landmines are victim-operated traps. Most are designed to maim, not to kill, because a wounded person is a bigger drain on resources. From 15,000 to 20,000 people worldwide are maimed or killed by landmines each year. Most victims of landmines are civilians, many of them children, who are killed or injured after hostilities come to an end. Landmines are indiscriminate weapons in the sense that they cannot...
All Families Are Different By Sol Gordon (Prometheus Books, 2000) 50 pp. $10.50 Clinical psychologist Sol Gordon provides an adult voice in this book for readers ages seven and up. Families are defined in many ways, recognizing racial and economic factors as well as covering same-sex, divorced, and foster parents. Although a same-sex couple is included, the language throughout the book is focused primarily on "mothers and fathers." The book also...
British Landlords INDICTMENT: You are charged with the murder of over a million Irish peasants who died in the famine years of 1846 and 1847. These were needless deaths. Even without the potato, there was more than enough food produced in Ireland during those years to feed everyone in the country, and still have plenty left over. The action — or lack of action — taken by your group led to...
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