We'll need everything we've learned and built in the past 25 years to keep fighting for social justice education.
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.
Volume 26, No.1 - Fall 2011
A teacher educator reflects on the impact of Rethinking Schools.
An excerpt from the autobiography of one of Rethinking Schools' founders.
The problematic history of Stand for Children
Originally an organization of parents fighting for better school funding, Stand for Children has made an alarming U-turn. What’s up?
Trigger laws are sweeping the country as a new strategy for bringing in charter schools. This investigative report follows the trend from its California origins.
A 5th-grade teacher adapts student-generated science inquiry to punctuation. Her goal:to help students see punctuation as part of the creative process, not a series of rules to memorize.
A high school chemistry teacher takes his students to a city park to tap maple trees for syrup. How can we build student comfort with the natural world without seeing city-raised students as "deficient"?
Speaking honestly about race and students
"Urban" has become one of a series of euphemisms for African American and Latina/o students. What preconceptions hide behind the language?
Teaching that supports gender-variant children
The everyday experiences of a 1st grader push a teacher to confront gender issues in theclassroom.
How Would Ms. Frizzle Fare?
Remember The Magic School Bus? According to D.C.s new teacher evaluation system,even a teacher who takes her students to the moon is "less than effective."