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Volume 22 Number 2

Stereotypes, Silence, and Speaking

Free for a limited time You're Asian, How Could Fail Math?
By Wayne Au and Benji Chang

Free for a limited time Taking A Chance with Words?
By Carol A. Tateishi

EDITORIAL Winds of Change
By The Editors
After years of being hushed by rightwing demagogues and a compliant media, teachers, students, parents, and activist are getting loud and proud

NCLB Stalled, but Still Armed and Dangerous
By Stan Karp
While the bipartisan consensus that passed NCLB in 2001 has splintered, the old, unimproved version of the law is not going away anytime soon.

Kid Nation
By Ellen Goodman
CBS goes overboard with this painful exploitation of children.

Wish You Were Here
By Chris W. Gallagher
A University of Nebraska professor takes a satirical look at Education Week's Quality Counts report, where the Cornhusker state ranked at the bottom.

Public Studies Puncture the Privatization Bubble
By Barbara Miner
Two studies refute the claims made by voucher advocates: private schools are better than public ones, and competition makes public schools better.

Pressuring the Gap
By Fred McKissack
Ohio attempts to close achievement gap by focusing on 9th-grade males

'Hurricane Vicki'
By Beth Slovic
Portland's former superintendent gets a big stage with Gates Foundation assignment.

Polar Bears on Mission Street
By Rachel Cloues
San Francisco fourth graders learn about global warming and take action to save the polar bears.

Beyond Anthologies
By Linda Christensen
A veteran teacher laments the trend toward mandated curriculum and argues that teachers should choose materials that address students' lives and social issues.

Acting In and On the World
By Katie Kissinger
Oregon students and teachers learn life lessons by participating in the 'Theater of the Oppressed'.

Raising Money, Raising Consciousness
By Jennifer New
A writer and mother sifts through the fund-raising business and discovers that products that educate students and consumers and reward workers.

Despair, Hope, and the Future
By Mike Rose
UCLA professor blunts anti-public school rhetoric with honest insights on education.