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Bill Bigelow is curriculum editor for Rethinking Schools.
Indigenous People Have Rights: Why It's Time to Abolish Columbus Day
Posted on: Oct 5, 2016, Source: Zinn Education Project
Most schools teach students to celebrate colonialism and racism. Enough.
Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching Climate Justice
Posted on: Jul 19, 2016, Source: Rethinking Schools
The National Education Association looks to promote climate literacy resolutions.
Portland School District Adopts Sweeping Climate Justice Resolution
Posted on: May 25, 2016, Source: Commondreams
Putting an end to climate crisis denial in Portland's public schools.
The Real Irish-American Story Not Taught in Schools
Posted on: Mar 17, 2016, Source: Zinn Education Project
Today’s textbooks contain no stories of actual people.
Why It's Time to Abolish Columbus Day
Posted on: Oct 9, 2015, Source: Zinn Education Project
We need to get real about Columbus, and abandon the holiday that celebrates his crimes.
How the Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into Social Studies Classes
Posted on: May 11, 2015, Source: Rethinking Schools
The education-minded Bill of Rights Institute is really a front group for the right-wing billionaires.
How the Koch Brothers Are Sneaking Their Way into Public Schools
Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: Zinn Education Project
The right-wing billionaires have a plan to shape social studies curricula nationwide.
This Is What Happened When Scholastic Tried to Bring Pro-Coal Propaganda to School
Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: YES! Magazine
“The United States of Energy” was a colorful series of lessons on the advantages of coal — sponsored by Big Coal. Here’s how educators and activists worked together to get it out of classrooms.
What Do Apartheid South Africa and Tucson, Arizona Have in Common?
Posted on: Jun 13, 2012, Source: Rethinking Schools
25 years after leaving South Africa, this educator sees significant parallels between schooling under apartheid and Tucson's current ban on ethnic studies.
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