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Rethinking Islamophobia

A Muslim educator and curriculum developer questions whether religious literacy is an effective antidote to combat bigotries rooted in American history

The increasing violence against Muslims, Sikhs, South Asians, and others targeted as Muslim, suggests we, as Americans, are becoming less tolerant and need educational interventions that move beyond post-9/11 teaching strategies that emphasize our peacefulness or oversimplify our histories, beliefs, and rituals in ways that often lead to further stereotyping.

Rethinking Islamophobia

Overhauling NCLB: What You Can Do

8th-grade algebra meets rising gas prices and peak oil.

Overhauling NCLB: What You Can Do

Lies My Spanish Textbooks Tell

Latinos dance, they sing, they happily play baseball. And what great food!

Latinos dance, they sing, they happily play baseball. And what great food!

Lies My Spanish Textbooks Tell

'Use Another Word'

One school's campaign against put-downs.

One school's campaign against put-downs.

'Use Another Word'

'I Just Want to Read Frog and Toad'

Another child's love of reading runs smack into No Child Left Behind.

Another child's love of reading runs smack into No Child Left Behind.

'I Just Want to Read Frog and Toad'

The Morning After The Morning After

Michelle Fine describes the issues faced by U.S. Muslim-American youth following not only 9/11 but the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Michelle Fine describes the issues faced by U.S. Muslim-American youth following not only 9/11 but the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The Morning After The Morning After

Elephants in the Room

When mainstream media report on urban schools, the real story is often what goes unsaid.

When mainstream media report on urban schools, the real story is often what goes unsaid.

Elephants in the Room

Union Power for Quality Schools

    Tom Mooney speaking at a "Better Schools for a Better Future" press conference. Photo: Cincinnati Federation of Teachers By Mark Simon At the time of his death, Tom Mooney and I and a handful of teacher unionists were building the Institute for Teacher Union Leadership (ITUL), to nurture leadership skills for progressive teacher unionism. The ITUL planning team was to meet the following Saturday in Washington, D.C., to map...

Union Power for Quality Schools

Tom Mooney - Ohio's Children Lose a Labor Leader

By Michael Charney The death of Tom Mooney was a blow not only to Ohio teachers. The entire nation lost a champion who combined unionism with a passion for public education and the inherent worth of all children. I remember the first time I met Tom, in the spring of 1988 shortly after our progressive caucus within the Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) won a majority on the union's Executive Board. I...

Tom Mooney - Ohio's Children Lose a Labor Leader

Tom Mooney - A Teacher First

    Tom Mooney photo: American Federation of Teachers Rethinking Schools editors mourn the loss of Tom Mooney, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, who died of a heart attack on December 3 at age 52. Several of us worked with Tom over the years, and all of us admired him. He pioneered a more expansive vision of teacher unionism, and as the longtime president of the Cincinnati Federation of...

Tom Mooney - A Teacher First

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