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Volume 20 Number 3

From the Archives A selection of articles from Rethinking School's past 20 years.

Editorial: It Was 20 Years Ago Today
By The Editors of Rethinking Schools
We launched Rethinking Schools during the Reagan era. A lot has changed since then, and much has stayed the same.

Thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of Rethinking Schools
By Sonia Nieto
The noted educator says Rethinking Schools has become far more than a newspaper: It is a movement.

Band-Aids or Bulldozers
By Stan Karp
What's next for NCLB?

From Tourist Hawaii to the 20th Anniversary
By Wayne Au
A current RS editor explores "the important role Rethinking Schools has played in my life and the powerful model Rethinking Schools provides for teachers."

School Board Journeys
By Jennifer Morales
A Milwaukee school board member and former RS staffer reminds us that "school board politics are personal."

A Pedagogy of Resistance
By Catherine Capellaro
An interview with historian Howard Zinn.

Rethinking Teacher Unions
By Bob Peterson
RS has always pushed unions to transform schools, and themselves.

Dispatch from the Front Lines of the Voucher Wars
By Barbara Miner
Lessons learned from 15 years of covering Milwaukee's trendsetting school-voucher program.

A Brief History of Milwaukee's Voucher Program
By Barbara Miner
Facts and figures that chart the program's history.

Pedagogy of the Absurd
By Ken Goodman
There's an agenda behind the "reading wars" and it harms teachers and students.

Defending Bilingual Education
By Kelley Dawson Salas
Why schools should help English-language learners become truly bilingual.

Silencing Teachers in an Era of Scripted Reading
By Elizabeth Jaeger
This wrongheaded approach robs teachers of their professional judgment. 

Apologies to Sandra Cisneros
By Maja Wilson
How ETS' computer-based writing assessment misses the mark.

Rats: Students take action to defend their classroom pets
By Kate Lyman
Kids get engaged with school through a campaign to win back their classroom animals. 

Standing Up to Military Recruiters
By Arlene Inouye
The story of the Los Angeles Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools.

Excerpts from The Line Between UsTeaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration.

The Line Between Us
By Bill Bigelow
After numerous trips to the U.S.-Mexico border, a teacher helps students explore "free trade" and immigration.

Reading Chilpancingo
By Linda Christensen
"The border" is not simply a wall, nor a site for foreign investment. It's where people live.

Elementary Books with a Conscience
By Kelley Dawson Salas
Books a fourth-grade teacher has used to help students explore the lives of immigrant children.

Crossing Borders, Building Empathy
By Bob Peterson
A 5th-grade teacher uses the short story "First Crossing" to promote empathy for Mexicans entering the United States without documents.