April 2, 2012
Tiffany Mitchell, 7th grade history teacher at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., describes how her students spoke about the ban on ethnic studies in Tucson on Cesar Chavez Day.
March 7, 2012
At the end of February, 120 9th-grade students and their teachers at E. L. Haynes…
February 29, 2012
With the release of the Universal Pictures film, The Lorax, based on Dr. Seuss’s classic “environmental” book of the same name, we share an article by Bill Bigelow about the lessons children learn (and don’t learn) from the book and film about the causes of environmental ruin and how to organize for change.
February 1, 2012
The Network of Teacher Activist Groups (TAG), a national coalition of grassroots teacher organizing groups, …
January 23, 2012
By Jozi Zwerdling
Quezada and Benson were two of 16 educators referred by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change’s Zinn Education Project along with colleagues across the nation for the Civic Voices’ International Democracy Memory Bank Project. Civic Voices, administered by the American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation (AFTEF), and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is an “international civic education exchange program that involves teachers and students from around the world in preserving the legacy of their countries’ democratic struggles.” The Zinn Education Project was thrilled to introduce this extraordinary opportunity to educators. The highlight for them was a three-day seminar in Birmingham, Ala., in the fall of 2011.
November 30, 2011
Seattle’s Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was arrested during an “Occupy the Capitol” protest…