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Building the School-to-Justice Pipeline: Discussion with teacher-activist Jesse Hagopian

Standardized testing began as part of a movement for White Supremacy, teacher Jesse Hagopian told the Education Town Hall on May 21:

If you know that their origins were in the eugenics movement, it makes absolutely no sense that we would use them today in a civil rights struggle.

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National Issues

WWW: The First Female Hip Hop Artist from Oaxaca, Mare Advertencia Lirika

Continuing along with our theme of the merger between women’s rights and poetry in Latin America, we have an amazing video resource to share today.  Unlike past examples, however, today’s post will focus on a present day, female, indigenous hip hop artist from southern Mexico and an amazing video that comes with English subtitles so the entire class can appreciate the poetic lyricism of her call for human rights, women’s rights, indigenous rights, and a greater social consciousness.  442 more words

World Wide Web

Local Event with Rethinking Schools! Rethinking the Lines Between Us: Multicultural Education and Social Justice

We are so excited for next week’s evening session with Rethinking Schools! Join the LAII for a participatory evening event in which Rethinking Schools editors Wayne Au, Bill Bigelow, and Linda Christensen will demonstrate ways that they engage students in critical, multicultural education for social justice. 127 more words

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Black History Month

The kiddos have been testing all week for the whole day. Today, we finally got a short test, so we were able to do some learning! 221 more words

A People's Curriculum for the Earth - book review

Review by Nick Grant

A People’s Curriculum For The Earth
Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis
Bill Bigelow and Tim Swinehart Rethinking Schools 2014… 1,188 more words

¡Mira, Look!: Encounter

A few weeks ago the U.S. observed Columbus Day, a holiday which many have questioned. Outspoken critics have rejected the notion that Columbus ‘discovered’ America and ushered in an era of civilization, arguing instead that his arrival resulted in the domination and genocide of thousands of indigenous peoples throughout the Americas and Native Americans in the US. 1,083 more words

Mira Look

Beyond the Multicultural and Diverse Classrooms: How Social Class, Religion, and Geography Plays a Role in Shaping Children's Understanding of Diversity

Why Multicultural?

As an educator in a multicultural urban area, I am no doubt a believer in teaching cultural diversity in the classroom. This can be done in many ways such as providing books with story lines about characters who represent many ethnicities and races, or putting up posters depicting people of various backgrounds. 1,445 more words

Early Childhood Education