"Thanks for these remarks, Dan. They resonate with me because I am in the process of writing a book about how to use 11th grade US History content to teach critical thinking and other skills. I am currently writing about how I see so many of the…"
"I like your method, Shawn. I used a variation of it for many things I taught. However, one critical difference. While I had students look at authors values and opinions too, I always had them look at what evidence they presented, then had them…"
"Like you, Kimberly, I tried to teach deep rather than wide, and was lucky enough to work in situations where I was allowed to do so. For students who felt they were missing out on the content their friends were zipping through in classes taught by…"
"Thanks for your continuing efforts in this area Kimberly. I take comfort in knowing that you are out there fighting the good fight. Even though reaction number two may be in the minority, it is still important to those who have it to get the support…"
"Whenever I find myself in despair over this possibility, I turn back to Jonathan Kozol's books and talks. He restores my faith. I realize that as long as there are voices like his still speaking out, all is not lost."
"I was floored when I read a report about that a few weeks ago, Dan. I almost wrote that I found it unbelievable, but I've seen so much like it over the past 30 years (and especially the last 10 or so), that I think I am no longer capable of…"
"Shauna and Dan, I happened to re-watch this 2005 book talk by Jonathan Kozol last night. It was recorded in Portland while he was on his Shame of the Nation book tour. In it, he not only shines light on the re-establishment of apartheid in US…"
"Don't be too hard on your students, Dan; reading Supreme Court first amendment decisions and dissents, it seems that our Justices have a difficult time applying the 45 words that make up that amendment also. In case you might find it helpful,…"
"This may sound out of touch with contemporary realities, but I don't believe it is our job as teachers to prepare students for high stakes testing. If I were still teaching, and was told that was my job, I'd quit on the spot. I always…"