9780942961294

Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom

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    9780942961294

  • ISBN10:

    0942961293

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-08-01
  • Publisher: Rethinking Schools Ltd

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Summary

Rethinking School Reform puts classrooms and teaching at the center of the debate over how to improve public schools. Drawing on some of the best writing from the quarterly journal Rethinking Schools, this new collection offers a primer on a broad range of pressing issues, including school vouchers and funding, multiculturalism, standards and testing, teacher unions, bilingual educatin, and federal education policy. Informed by the experience and passion of teachers who walk daily into real classrooms, Rethinking School Reform examines how various reform efforts promote--or prevent--the kind of teaching that can bring equity and excellence to all our children, and it provides compelling, practical descriptions of what such teaching looks like.

Table of Contents

Preface iii
Sonia Nieto
Introduction vi
Part 1 CRITICAL TEACHING
Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice by the Editors of Rethinking Schools
3(7)
Untracking English
10(23)
Linda Christensen
Unsung Heroes
33(4)
Howard Zinn
Teaching About Unsung Heroes
37(8)
Bill Bigelow
The Truth About Helen Keller
45(8)
Ruth Shagoury Hubbard
Acting for Justice
53(7)
Linda Christensen
One Teacher's Journey
60(19)
Bob Peterson
Part 2 TAKING BIAS SERIOUSLY
Ebonics and Cuturally Responsive Instruction
79(10)
Lisa Delpit
Once Upon a Genocide: Columbus in Children's Literature
89(14)
Bill Bigelow
Arranged Marriages, Rearranged Ideas
103(12)
Stan Karp
Presidents and Slaves: Helping Students Find the Truth
115(11)
Bob Peterson
Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us
126(12)
Linda Christensen
What Color Is Beautiful?
138(6)
Alejandro Segura-Mora
Out Front
144(11)
Annie Johnston
Part 3 EDUCATION POLICY AND POLITICS
Schools More Separate: A Decade of Resegregration
155(10)
Gary Orfield
Neighborhood Schools: Deja Vu
165(5)
Robert Lowe
``Choice'' and Other White Lies
170(6)
Makani Themba-Nixon
For-Profits Target Education
176(8)
Barbara Miner
Learning to Read ``Scientifically''
184(8)
Gerald Coles
Bush's Bad Idea for Bilingual Education
192(7)
Stephen Krashen
Let Them Eat Tests: NCLB and Federal Education Policy
199(16)
Stan Karp
Part 4 STANDARDS AND TESTING
The Educational Costs of Standardization
215(10)
Linda McNeil
Race, Testing, and the Miner's Canary
225(6)
Lani Guinier
Standards and Multiculturalism
231(9)
Bill Bigelow
Testing Slights Multiculturalism
240(2)
Makani Themba-Nixon
Teaching in Dangerous Times
242(10)
Gloria Ladson-Billings
Their Report Card --- And Ours by Portland Area Rethinking Schools
252(7)
Part 5 ROADS TO REFORM
Drive-By School Reform
259(7)
Stan Karp
Reconstituting Jefferson: Lessons on School Reform
266(9)
Linda Christensen
Money, Schools, and Justice
275(12)
Stan Karp
Teacher Councils: Tools for Change
287(10)
Bob Peterson
``Summer Camp'' for Teachers: Alternative Staff Development
297(8)
S. J. Childs
Survival and Justice: Twin Goals for Teacher Unions
305(10)
Bob Peterson
Confronting Racism, Promoting Respect
315(10)
Tom McKenna
Editors 325(1)
Contributors 326(3)
Acknowledgments 329(1)
Index 330

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