Children as Guinea Pigs

By Deborah Menkart School officials in Washington, D.C., have begun an experiment on low-income children, most of whom are African American and Latino. The D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, championed by both candidates during the presidential debates, has invited Harvard University economist Roland Fryer — described in the Washington Post as “a 30-year-old […]

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Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching

The Network of Educators on the Americas (NECA), the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) and the Howard University History Department co-sponsored Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching, a free one-day institute that took place on October 30, 1999, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., funded in part by grants from the Fannie Mae […]

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Donald Graves Visits the Books Project

In 1989, Teaching for Change (originally called NECCA) invited Dr. Donald Graves, internationally recognized scholar on the teaching for writing, to serve as an adviser to our our newly established Books Project. Graves replied enthusiastically that not only would he be willing to advise the project, but that he would also like to visit and […]

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