Gaza and the Growing Attack on Social Justice Teaching

Spring 2024

No, Anti-Zionism Is Not Antisemitism

By Bill Bigelow

Bigelow describes a new lesson on the roots of the violence in Palestine — and argues that history shows that anti-Zionism is not automatically antisemitism.

What We Learned from Our “Oakland to Gaza” K–12 Teach-In

By Members of the Oakland Education Association for Palestine Group

Educators in Oakland share the dramatic story of what happened when they organized a teach-in for Palestine.

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

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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.