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A Dangerous Education of Human Ignorance
About two weeks ago, while walking home with a friend, i saw it: the education of ignorance looked as dangerous as any threat to humanity.
Commands Cannot Correct
I live my life by one simple law. I have one single belief. I allow all other parts of my identity rest in ideas that are more or less maluable.
Changing with Collaboration
Gathered around small desks in the French room, I watched our diverse, young, intelligent, and passionate staff members open their laptops and take out pens and papers for our weekly staff meeting.
First Grade Learns What?!
Here is a sample lesson of integrating Reading and Social Studies in our Africa Unit.
What Social Studies Teachers Should Do and Think (but often don’t)
I was reading AEI’s latest research: “Highschool Civics: What Social Studies Teachers Do and Think” and felt a great disappointment in the misuse of (and even lack of) a comprehensive, critical, and rigorous social studies curriculum in our schools today.
Teaching for Social Justice: the Challenge of Selecting Teachers
Most administrators would agree that teacher quality and effectiveness are the best predictors of student achievement.
Project Darfur (A Children’s Movement)
It is easy to convince yourself that you are powerless to the problems of this world.
CHANGE THE NAME
Student activists and educators from Village Leadership Academy campaign to change the name of a park from a slaveholder to abolitionists Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.