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Social Science Pedagogy in the 21st Century: What Should We Be Doing?

by Robert Fitzgerald “Society is never redeemed without effort, struggle, and sacrifice.”[1]  American progressive educator George Counts included this statement in the introduction of his most celebrated work titled Dare the School Build a New Social Order?  While this is a relevant statement for all nations, it is particularly pertinent for those such as America whose […]

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Recognition of Right – Forty Years after the Rodriguez Case

By Robert Fitzgerald Introduction In 1973, a case was decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that has had a profound impact on public education in America.  Though unknown by most laypeople today, San Antonio v. Rodriguez was the case upon which future litigation concerning equality of educational opportunity was considered and decided.[1]  Essentially, the […]

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