Volume 24, No.3 - Spring 2010

Volume 24, No.3 - Spring 2010
Cover Story: HONORING HOWARD ZINN

Losing Our Favorite Teacher

By Bill Bigelow for the staff and editors of Rethinking Schools

Howard Zinn will be remembered as the historian who transformed the way we think about and teach U.S. history. He was also a brilliant teacher, a passionate activist, and a warm and generous friend.

Losing Our Favorite Teacher

One Long Struggle for Justice

An Interview with historian Howard Zinn

In his last recorded broadcast, Zinn holds forth on Haiti, persistent silences in the curriculum, and early influences in his lifebefore offering advice to new teachers.

One Long Struggle for Justice
Teach for America

Looking Past the Spin: Teach for America

Most TFA recruits are idealistic and dedicated. But who is behind the organization, and does its approach bolster or hinder education reform?

Looking Past the Spin: Teach for America

Do I Really Teach for America? Reflections of a Teach for America Teacher

As he finishes his two-year commitment to TFA, a young teacher ponders the training and guidance he received.

Do I Really Teach for America? Reflections of a Teach for America Teacher
Teaching About Haiti

Introduction

As the devastation wrought by the earthquake fades from the headlines, this is a critical time to re-examine the history and culture of Haiti, and to develop ways to integrate Haiti into our curricula.

Introduction

Plea from a Haitian American Teacher

Plea from a Haitian American Teacher

Haiti : From Charity to Justice

Haiti : From Charity to Justice

Quaking Conversation

Quaking Conversation

Teaching Ideas for "Quaking Conversation"

Teaching Ideas for "Quaking Conversation"

Resources For Teaching Haiti

Resources For Teaching Haiti
Editorial

Editorial - Building New Hope

By the editors of Rethinking Schools

Recentevents in Milwaukee, Wis.,offer hope to despairing teachers, parents, andeducation activists throughout the country: Grassroots organizing has stopped what appearedto be an inevitable mayoral takeover of the public schools.

Editorial - Building New Hope
Features

School Reform We Can’t Believe In

Education joins healthcare, the economy, and foreign policy as issues where campaign promises of change and hope have morphed into Washington business as usualor worse.

School Reform    We Can’t Believe In

‘Don’t Take Our Voices Away’ — A Role Play on the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change

Students learn about the impact of climate change on the worlds most vulnerable cultures and geographic areas, then share their knowledge as they discuss strategy for saving the planet.

‘Don’t Take Our Voices Away’ — A Role Play on the Indigenous Peoples’  Global Summit on Climate Change

Transsexuals, Teaching Your Children

A middle-school teacher describes how he makes his classroom safe for broad discussions of gender identity and explains why anti-bullying curriculum isnt enough.

Transsexuals, Teaching Your Children

Learning About the Unfairgrounds

Literature and a tea party open childrens eyes to injustice and the fight for civil rights in the Northwest.

Learning About the Unfairgrounds
Departments
Action Education

Oregonians Vote to Tax the Rich

Good Stuff

Getting It Exactly Right