As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of Rethinking Schools, the periodical published near my old high school in Milwaukee.
They’re not too popular in some parts of Tucson, Arizona, though. As I posted last week in Banning Books In Tucson, their book, Rethinking Columbus was banned in schools there as a result of the court ruling to end ethnic studies classes.
Today, The New York Times published an editorial that not only criticized ending the classes, but also supported Rethinking Columbus by name:
For Tucson school officials, this should not mean the end of teaching texts like “The Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and “Rethinking Columbus.” It is a challenge to draft a new curriculum whose honesty and excellence all of Tucson’s teachers and students can be proud of.
I bet ya’ the folks at Rethinking Schools never thought The Times would write an editorial where they supported one of their books!