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The Problem with Story Problems
By Anita Bright
A teacher educator critiques the biases of story problems in math textbooks. Teachers around the country offer creative alternatives.
As a Teacher and a Daughter: The Impact of Islamophobia
By Nassim Elbardouh
A Canadian teacher discusses the impact of Islamophobia on students, especially those who are Muslim and/or from the Middle East.
The Politics of the Paragraph
By Michelle Kenney
The tale of a high school English teacher’s journey into—and out of—formulaic writing programs as her school struggles with high-stakes exams.
“Kill the Indian, Kill the Deaf”
Teaching about the residential schoolsBy Wendy Harris
Parallels in the oppressive history of residential schools for Native American and Deaf children help Deaf students better understand their history and culture.
A Teacher’s Letter to His Future Baby
By Greg Huntington
A teacher writes about his hopes for the person his child will become—and some of the dangers along the way.
Rethinking Identity: Afro-Mexican History
By Michelle Nicola
Latina/o students explore the impact of African roots on Mexican culture and history.
- Classrooms of Hope and Critique By the editors of Rethinking Schools
- Schools, Land, and Peace in Colombia By Bob Peterson
- Escuelas, tierra y paz en Colombia Por Bob Peterson
FBI Tells Schools to Spy on Students
Election Rhetoric Harms Students
- Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.
- Freedom Summer in Greenwood By Rachel Cloues
For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms.
This new and expanded edition collects the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.
Five years in the making, A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis.