Jesse Hagopian to Appear on Second Season of HBO’s “Problem Areas” with Wyatt Cenac

Season 2 of Problem Areas Premieres on HBO Friday, April 5th The great comedian and writer Wyatt Cenac, formerly a correspondent on The Daily Show, hosts the HBO show Problem Areas.  The first season of the show focused on policing in America, because as he says, "the delicious rise of ramen restaurants was already taken." …

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“Voices of a People’s History,” 10th anniversary edition features testing resistance & MAP Boycott!

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s updated primary source companion to A People’s History of the United States includes Amber Kudla’s anti-standardized testing graduation speech and Jesse Hagopian’s reflection on the Seattle MAP test boycott. Since its publication in 2004, Voices of a People’s History of the United States has played a vital role in my …

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“This is a test”: Educating to End the School-to-Grave-Pipeline in Ferguson and Beyond

“We were at graduation, me and him, and we were talking. He said he wasn’t going to end up like some people on the streets. He was going to get an education.” --Hershel Johnson, a friend Michael Brown’s since middle school. In the wake of the police murder of the unarmed 18-year-old African American high …

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Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality: Support the publication of this new book for educators

VIDEO: Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality Supporters of social justice education will be thrilled to learn that Rethinking Schools is currently working on a new book, Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality. In order to put this invaluable tool in the hands of educators, we need your support. Please consider donating to this book project. From …

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On the one-year anniversary the historic MAP test boycott, teachers launch campaign in the upcoming Seattle Education Association (SEA) union election.

Today, I am excited to announce that I am entering the election to run for president of my union, the Seattle Education Association.  It is truly an honor to have been nominated to run for president on the Social Equality Educator's "Respect" slate of candidates--an unparalleled team of educators in Seattle, running for officer and …

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