Rethinking Schools has assembled two new books that focus on what teachers are really accountable for: the learning, empowerment, and well-being of their students. In this section of the magazine, we are honored to offer five new articles from those books.
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.3 - Spring 2012
An African American mother and teacher educator uses examples from her own childhood to describe how she hopes her child will be treated by teachers, and what she fears.
An elementary school teacher takes us inside his classroom to see how he builds on his students' lives and passions to help them create persuasive essays.
An open letter to my students
A middle school language arts teacher apologizes to her students for the states narrow and deceptive standardized test.
First graders, three at a time, use classroom computers to take standardized tests. Their teacher explains the impact on the students and herself.
Scripted curriculum de-skills teachers and rewards students for passivity, not critical thinking. A teacher educator urges teachers to organize and fight back.
And 10 Hopeful Signs of Resistance
The failures of the corporate education "reform" movement leave it vulnerable to genuine grassroots school transformation.
Students Create Collaborative Websites to Explore the Border
Fourth-grade English language learners use wikis to study border issues and gain literacy skills.
A Role Play on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline
High school students learn about the conflict over the pipeline by participating in a role play.