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Volume 31 Number 3

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FreeStanding with Standing Rock
A role play on the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca

A high school social studies teacher centers Standing Rock Sioux history and leadership in a unit on resistance to DAPL.


FreeUnlearning the Myths that Bind Us
Critiquing cartoons and society

By Linda Christensen

Students analyze cartoons from Popeye to Brave to see how media teaches children white- and male-supremacist ideas.

FreeUnfolding Hope in a Chicago School

By Greg Michie

A middle school teacher describes the trauma experienced by his students over the year and struggles to create meaningful hope rather than slogans.

Free"I See Birds Everywhere I Go”
Engaging urban students in the natural world

By Ellen Royse

A science teacher in Washington, D.C., overcomes her students’ fear of nature by turning them into avid birdwatchers.

Advocating for Arabic
An interview with Lara Kiswani

By Jody Sokolower

The executive director of San Francisco’s Arab Resource and Organizing Center describes the successes and obstacles for a community-based campaign to offer Arabic language instruction in the district’s schools.

I Can’t Answer These Test Questions About My Own Poems

By Sara Holbrook

Sara Holbrook’s poems appear on the Texas STARR tests. Her efforts to answer the questions about her own poetry expose the narrowness of standardized testing.

High school exit testing in the age of “college and career readiness”

By Stan Karp

Using the experience of high school exit testing in New Jersey as an example, Stan Karp analyzes the gross negative impact of these high-stakes tests on students and schools.

How the edTPA Disrupts Relationships
Reclaiming our visions and integrity

By Mara Sapon-Shevin and Sue Novinger Robb

The edTPA has become a credentialing requirement in many states. Its implementation has distorted relationships throughout teacher education.


Free Editorial

Teaching in the Time of Trump

Free Education Action

Kids Sue for Right to a Better Climate

Teachers Take on Trump Era

Free Resources

Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.

Free Good Stuff

Boys in Dresses

Reviewed by Melissa Bollow Tempel

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