New Issue: Rethinking Schools

Posted by on July 9, 2004

Third-grade teacher Terry Moore couldn’t bring himself to eat “another rainbow-sprinkled, cream-cheese-frosted cupcake that raises money without raising consciousness.”

In the Summer 2004 issue of Rethinking Schools, Moore chronicles how he led his students in Tenafly, New Jersey to look more deeply at the root causes of hunger in the world, and to raise funds for local and international relief organizations.

You can preview the new issue for yourself at:

Also in the Summer issue:

— “Confronting Child Labor” – Portland, Oregon teacher Katharine Johnson explains how she helped her fourth and fifth graders examine child labor around the world, leading them do some of their best work while “keeping justice at the center of my curriculum.”

— “Teaching in the Undertow” – Educator and author Gregory Michie offers advice to new teachers on how to “resist the pull of schooling-as-usual.”

— “Making Every Lesson Count” – How Linda Christensen helps students learn to write by having them write about what they love.

— “Seed Money for Conservatives” – Barbara Miner shows how Department of Education funds have been diverted to conservative activists pushing school vouchers and privatized schools.

— “Taming the Beast” – Stan Karp says the fight over fully funding the No Child Left Behind act misses the point: It’s a bad law.

If you already subscribe to Rethinking Schools, your hard copy of the Summer 2004 issue should be showing up in your mailbox any day now. If you don’t subscribe or you just can’t wait, you can buy a PDF of the entire issue right now at:

More in "New Resources"

Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.