Adam Sanchez

Adam Sanchez

Adam Sanchez (asanchez@zinnedproject.org) teaches at Harvest Collegiate High School in New York City. He is an editor of Rethinking Schools magazine and the Zinn Education Project organizer and curriculum writer.

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Friday, March 09, 2018
What the Koch Brothers Want Students to Learn About Slavery
Given that the billionaire Charles Koch has poured millions of dollars into eliminating the minimum wage and paid sick leave for workers, and that in 2015 he had the gall to compare his ultra-conservative mission to the anti-slavery movement, he’s probably the last person you’d want educating young...
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Saturday, November 04, 2017
When Black Lives Mattered: Why Teach Reconstruction
Every day seems to bring new horrors, as President Trump’s racist rhetoric and policies have provided an increasingly encouraging environment for attacks on black people and other communities of color. The acquittal of yet another police officer accused of murdering a black man in St. Louis, the...
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Confederate statue in Durham, N.C. toppled by activists in August 2017 Views
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Taking the Fight Against White Supremacy Into Schools
As a history teacher, there are times when the past reasserts itself with such force that you have to put aside your plans and address the moment. Charlottesville is one of those times. The image of white supremacists openly marching in defense of a Confederate general, viciously beating and...
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Friday, October 21, 2016
What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—But Should
Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and police violence, yet textbooks either misrepresent or minimize the significance of the Black Panthers. The first issue of the Black Panther newspaper, which at...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook
Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” Carmichael’s speech came in the midst of the “March Against Fear,” a walk from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi, to encourage African Americans to...
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Taking on Big Coal’s Curriculum
For years dirty energy corporations have created education materials marketed to young children in an attempt to shape the discussion around environmental issues.
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