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Coming Home to Ourselves

By Cierra Kaler-Jones

In her new book, The Spirit of Our Work: Black Women Teachers (Re)member, Cynthia Dillard provides language for what occurs when Black women teachers discover their spiritual wisdom and identities that are part of a long historical continuum of Black women’s resistance, creativity, and ultimately, their healing.


Recommitting to the Joyful Classroom

By the editors of Rethinking Schools

Joy is not an escape from the hard realities of our world, but a dive into them.

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Rethinking Schools is the country’s leading grassroots magazine for social and racial justice in education.

About Rethinking Schools

Rethinking Schools began in 1986, when a group of Milwaukee education activists — teachers, teacher educators, and community members — met to talk about how they could bring more critical voices into the conversation about public schools and libraries. These founding Rethinking Schools editors saw a school curriculum that was conservative, dumbed-down, and dominated by corporate-produced textbooks. Inappropriate standardized testing was rampant. Racial bias infected every level of schooling.