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Volume 10 Number 3

SPECIAL REPORT: Splits on the Right: What Do They Mean for Education?
By BarbaraMiner
- Conservatives Unite to Push Parental Rights Legislation - Listing of Conservative and Religious/Far Right Organizations - Listing of Progressive Groups Monitoring the Right Wing

School to Work: Problems and Potentials
By Leon Lynn
Two years into Milwaukee's School to Work program, observers wonder if it will stay true to its goal of putting student learning ahead of business interests.

Money Matters
A Rethinking Schools Editorial
It is time demand adequate and equal resources for educating our children.

Stop the "English-Only" Nonsense
A Rethinking Schools Editorial
English-only legislation is part of a broader upsurge in anti-immigrant attitudes.

School Facilities at Crisis Level
By Bob Peterson
Substandard school facilities across the country affect millions of children. A 1995 report estimates $112 billion is needed to bring those schools up to minimal standards.

MPS Pays for Facilities with Money Intended for Children
By Bob Peterson
Three years after the defeat of a $366 million school facilities referendum, MPS is struggling to creatively finance building maintenance.

'Stand for Children'
By Eric Johnson
A broad coalition of national organizations brought together by the Children's Defense Fund is planning a Stand for Children in Washington, DC., on June 1, 1996.

English-Only Proposals Gain Strength
By Tony Baez
English-only legislation is not new, but its resurgence is clearly connected to the growth of the conservative movement.

Thompson Undercuts Finance Equity
By Phyllis Sides
Wisconsin's new property tax relief plan created a new formula for school funding - one that will increase inequities between affluent and poorer school districts.

Why Is School Finance Equity Such an Elusive Goal?
By James G. Ward
There are two stories to tell of school finance reform and the decades-old struggle to achieve funding equity. The bleak one is probably closer to the truth.

The Courage of Our Contradictions
By Eric Rofes
While charters have been championed by conservatives, charter schools may provide progressive educators with the opportunity to create innovative, high-quality public education.

One Charter School's Story
By Tamara Prevost and Margarita Jiminez-Silva
The teachers and working-class Latino parents at Jingletown, a charter junior high school, organize and negotiate.

Milwaukee Voucher Schools Close
By Barbara Miner
Mid-year closings leave students stranded, public concerned.

Madison Students Protest Sale of Pizza Hut at School
By David Levine
In an act of international solidarity, students protested the sale of Pizza Hut pizza in their school cafeteria.

Creating Fiction and Mapping Morality
By Linda Christensen
The stories in A Call to Character, ed. by Colin Greer and Herbert Kohl, are a progressive answer to William Bennett's Book of Virtues and a wonderful source of teaching ideas.

Good Stuff: Speaking Out Against Injustice
By Herbert Kohl
Reviews of "Jane Jordan's Poetry for the People," edited by Lauren Muller; "The Teachers and Writers Guide to Frederick Douglass," edited by Wesley Brown; and "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself," edited by Houston A. Baker Jr.