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American Educator, 2012
In the high school history textbooks children read, too often they find that labor's role in American history--and labor's important accomplishments, which changed American life--are misrepresented, downplayed, or ignored. That is a tragedy because labor played (and continues to play) a key role in the development of American democracy and the…
Descriptors: United States History, High Schools, Textbooks, Democracy
Weingarten, Randi – American Educator, 2010
In a global knowledge economy, filling in the bubbles on a standardized test isn't going to prepare children to succeed in life. This is the time to shed the old conflicts and come together. In this article, the author suggests a new path forward--toward a 21st-century education system, a serious and comprehensive reform plan to transform U.S.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
Beals, Melba Pattillo – American Educator, 1994
Recounts experiences of the author as one of the black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock (Arkansas) in 1957 and presents a retrospective as she looks back on her story and the civil rights movement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Civil Rights, Classroom Desegregation, Educational History