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    Nobody Mean More to Me Than You And the Future Life of Willie Jordan

    June Jordan
    Progressive teachers often face the problem of making education in the schools relevant to life outside of the schools. They are confronted regularly with the challenge of introducing controversial subject matter that often forces students to examine critically their values and world views, and their positions in this society. In this essay, June Jordan describes the experiences in her undergraduate course on Black English in which both she and her students mounted the charge of making education and schooling truly relevant and useful when they decided to mobilize themselves on behalf of a Black classmate whose unarmed brother had been killed by White police officers in Brooklyn, New York. The Editors have decided to reprint this essay because of its particular relevance to the theme of this Special Issue. We wish to thank June Jordan for granting us permission to reprint her essay in our pages.

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    Fall 1988 Issue


    Rethinking Liberal and Radical Perspectives on Racial Inequality in Schooling
    Making the Case for Nonsynchrony
    Cameron McCarthy
    The Silenced Dialogue
    Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children
    Lisa D. Delpit
    Racism in Academia
    The Old Wolf Revisited
    Maria de la Luz Reyes and John J. Halcon
    Wounding the Spirit
    Discrimination and Traditional American Indian Belief Systems
    Carol Locust
    Ethnic Prejudice
    Still Alive and Hurtful
    Valerie Ooka Pang
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