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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
American Educator, 2010
With policymakers across the country proposing questionable ways to evaluate teachers, it's time to listen to those who know what supports and systems are needed to enhance instruction: teachers. This article explores the work of professional educators--not just their accomplishments, but also their challenges--so that the lessons they have…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Unions, Faculty Development, Presidents
Glass, Roger S. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1982
Stresses the importance of including the history and role of organized labor in the United States as part of the regular school curriculum and describes reemerging interest in labor studies in American elementary and secondary schools. (GC)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, Labor Force