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Volume 21 Number 2

COVER STORY: Why We Banned Legos
By Ann Pelo and Kendra Pelojoaquin
Exploring power, ownership, and equity in an early childhood classroom.

FreeEDITORIAL: Back to the Drawing Board for NCLB
By the editors of Rethinking Schools

Action Education

Australia Battles Privatization
An interview with Angelo Gavrielatos

A Framework for Understanding Ruby Payne
By Anita Bohn

Savage Unrealities
By Paul Gorski
Classism and racism abound in Ruby Payne's A Framework for Understanding Poverty

What Names Us?
By T. Elijah Hawkes
How James Baldwin’s work shapes our school.

When the Teacher’s a Fan, Who’s on the Team?
By Terry Burant
A teacher's sports enthusiasm sparks a reflection.

Reclaiming Hidden History
By Michael Pezone and Alan Singer
High school students face opposition when they create a slavery walking tour in Manhattan.

Reaching Between the Lines
By Thom Thacker and Michael A. Lord
An art contest helps students imagine the lives of runaway slaves.

Why Aren't We Shocked?
By Bob Herbert
Disrespectful, degrading treatment of women is so pervasive and so mainstream that it has lost its ability to shock.

The Future of Driving
By Jana Dean
8th-grade algebra meets rising gas prices and peak oil.

Teachers in Oaxaca Face Repression and Violence
By David Bacon
As protests against working conditions continue, the Mexican government responds with brutality.

Oaxaca Sketchbook
By Peter Kuper
Florida's new law undermines critical thinking.