Radical Teacher

Periodical containing articles, photos, interviews, and book reviews on radical feminist theory and practice in education.

Articles from No. 75, Winter

Academic Budgets
As of October 24, 2005, Tulane University announced, as a response to Hurricane Katrina, that it would eliminate the jobs of 243 full-time employees, a mix of professional and support positions, but no faculty jobs. As of December 12, this plan was...
Academic Freedom
On September 15, 2005 the director of the FBI announced the creation of a National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, consisting of the presidents and chancellors of several prominent U. S. universities and designed to foster outreach and promote...
Bamboozled
Directed by Spike Lee. New Line Studios, 2001. 136 minutes. W.E.B. Dubois, founder of the NAACP, once wrote, "It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring...
Grammar in the Student-Centered Composition Class
There are few things less exciting and more conservative than teaching grammar, yet even at the university level, instructors find students lacking the ability to consistently form complete sentences or to make pronouns agree with their referents....
In the Shadow of the Mexican Border: Taking a Radical Stand
We have a mission we believe in so much that we speak the same language and work toward the same goal It's not just about educating students. We don't want to waste anything that they bring with them. We want it to be an asset to them. The teaming...
Naming and Interrogating Our English Only Legacy
Any man [sic] who comes here must adopt ... the native tongue of our people.... It would be a crime ... to perpetuate differences in language in this country. These words, written more than a century ago by Theodore Roosevelt, could easily be misperceived...
Pushing Some Buttons: Helping Students Understand the American Indian Mascot Issue
The exercise described below is available at the American Indian Movement website at www.aimovement.org/ncrsm/index.html through the generous support of Vernon Bellecourt. The American Indian mascot issue has taken center stage in the fight for...
Teaching Peace in the Feminist Classroom: Starhawk's the Fifth Sacred Thing
In the midst of the ongoing war in Iraq, the dramatic escalation of violence in the Middle East, the mental onslaught of the war on terror, and the highly publicized torture of prisoners in Iraq by US military forces, I, along with many radical teachers...
Unmasking the Myths of Structured English Immersion: Why We Still Need Bilingual Educators, Native Language Instruction, and Incorporation of Home Culture
Since November 2002, after a referendum vote referred to as Question 2 or "English for the Children," the education of English language learners (ELLs) (1) in Massachusetts has been caught up in a chaotic whirlwind. Question 2, an initiative led by...
Unz Got Your Tongue: What Have We Lost with the English-Only Mandates?
As a group, my students are facing a dramatic shift in their experience of schooling. On November 5, 2002, Massachusetts's voters took away immigrant students' right to a bilingual education in our State. What have we lost with the passage of Question...
Works from Members of the Radical Teacher Collective
Based on Pepi Leistyna's forthcoming book, Class Dismissed is a documentary navigating the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk...
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