Of Mice and Marginalization October 6, 2013

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Articles include:

Free Of Mice and Marginalization
By Michelle Kenney
Under pressure from parents, a high school English teacher assigns a classic: Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Her students’ reactions lead her to a deeper understanding of what’s wrong with “the canon.”

Disabled Education
By Ruth Colker
A legal advocate for people with disabilities realizes, through her own son’s experiences, the inequities in access, diagnosis, and services for children with special needs.

Free Standing Up for Tocarra
By Tina Owen
When a homophobic minister preaches about the “sin” of a transgender student at her funeral, a teacher leads her students to focus instead on the beautiful spirit of the young woman they loved.

Free The Mystery of the 3 Scary Numbers
By Bill Bigelow
A classroom mixer prepares students to study “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.”

Teaching Palestine
An interview with Palestinian educator Ziad Abbas
By Jody Sokolower
Drawing on his experience growing up in a refugee camp in the West Bank and his work with youth, Abbas explores connections that bring Palestine to life for students in the United States.

Free Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education
By Stan Karp
Charter schools began as educator-initiated, local efforts to provide alternative approaches to education. What role are they playing now? And what is the impact on public education?

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