Acting Out: Combating Homophobia Through Teacher Activism

A much-needed counterpoint to the sweeping rhetoric of reform, this important book offers a nuanced depiction of the challenges and possibilities at the school and classroom level. Through the experiences of urban high school teachers who partner with their local university, Del Prete provides unique insight into teaching and learning in the midst of reform. He effectively illustrates why focusing on teaching practice and school culturesmore than standards and accountabilityis a more fruitful way to achieve real and lasting change.