Stories by Jonathan Zimmerman

Jonathan Zimmerman teaches history and education at New York University. He is the author of Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory and three other books. subscribe to Jonathan Zimmerman's feed

Posted on: Sep 4, 2016, Source: Salon

Kaepernick's protest reminds us that our commitment to free expression is what really makes America great.

Posted on: May 29, 2016, Source: Salon

Unlike Nixon's famous "silent majority," Trump's backers are loud—and growing in volume.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: Salon

By selling public spaces to private interests, we teach our children — and ourselves — that nothing is truly shared.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: Salon

As America’s war in Iraq passes from “current events” into history, we must ask what are our children being taught in schools about the conflict?

Posted on: Jul 24, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Almost all grew up wealthy. That doesn't mean they couldn't serve the less fortunate.