Radical Teacher

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

Articles from No. 70, Summer

A High School Class on Race and Racism
For most people, "Cambridge, Massachusetts" conjures up images of world-class universities and, more recently, through-the-roof housing prices. But Cambridge Rindge and Latin (CRLS), the city's only public high school, located only three blocks from...
Black Indians: An American Story
Written by Daniel Blake Smith; directed by Chip Richie. 60 minutes. Available from Rich-Heape Films, 5952 Royal Lane, Suite 254-4, Dallas, TX 75230. sales@richheape.com. $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling. Race is just a black and white matter,...
Education as Enforcement: The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools
Edited by Kenneth J. Saltman and David A. Gabbard. Routledge Falmer, 2003. This past school year my eldest daughter, Christine, completed sixth grade and was a recipient of the "President's Award for Educational Excellence." During the awards ceremony...
Photos from "True Pictures"
By Gregory Fried. Common Place, Vol.II, No. 2. www.common-place.org/ vol-02/no-02/fried/Accessed February 10, 2002. A white teacher in a mostly white suburban public high school in Pennsylvania, I was researching Frederick Douglass when I came...
Progressive Education and the Tracking Debate
In the first installment of this discussion I focused on the current state of vocational education, in historical context, with case studies of two actual school programs (Allen Graubard, "Could Vocational Education Be Progressive?" Radical Teacher...
Queers and Education
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) is committed to fostering and disseminating LGBTQ research and scholarship both in the United States and abroad. CLAGS is online (www.clags.org) and their site includes CLAG's Online Directory of LGBTQ...
Rates of Exchange: Team-Teaching a Latino/a Literature Course from Two Theoretical Views
Within the United States, Latinos--peoples of Puerto Rican, Chicano/Chicana, Dominican-American, Cuban-American, and others of the Latin American diaspora--are defined against the dominant culture as distinct because they share a common language, and...
RAW: "Raunchy Asian Women" and Resistance to Queer Studies in the Asian Pacific American Studies Classroom
What to tell your students in your Asian American literature/studies/ topics courses: Racial, sexual and class formation are not discrete categories for analysis but come into existence only through one another. We are never purely or merely...
Segregation Now
This issue was initially proposed and developed by Shafali Lal, Radical Teacher editorial collective member, before her death last July. Shafali's experience as a teacher, scholar, activist, and woman of color in the academy all informed her work on...
Teaching outside One's Race: The Story of an Oakland Teacher
THE WARNING "Oh, the District placed you at Prescott Elementary? You better watch out--they hate white people. Especially that Carrie Secret--she's one of those black radicals, you know, the Ebonics people." This was the warning I was given multiple...
Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers: Writing Instruction in the Managed University
TENURED BOSSES AND DISPOSABLE TEACHERS: WRITING INSTRUCTION IN THE MANAGED UNIVERSITY Edited by Marc Bousquet, Tony Scott, and Leo Parascondola. Southern Illinois University Press, 2003. As I began Spring semester, 2004, marking my eleventh year...
The Patriot Act
The University Faculty Senate of The City University of New York hosted "The Patriot Act and the University," a conference which explored how new restrictions on visas for foreign students and scientists, new intrusive searches for information, and...
Unions and Education
Deborah Meier's "On Unions and Education" (Dissent Magazine, Winter 2004) confirms that unions remain education's greatest hope. Beginning with the support unions gave her as founder of the Central Part East schools in New York City and the Mission...
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