Dear Educators, It Is Time to Fight for Asian America
By Wayne Au and Moé Yonamine


Winter 2020–21

“It’s Not Magic. It’s Organizing!”

By Eleni Schirmer

The inspiring story of how the social justice caucus of North Carolina’s teacher union grew to power.

Who’s to Blame?
My Students Hold a People’s Tribunal on the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Caneisha Mills

A middle school teacher organizes a tribunal for her students on responsibility for the COVID-19 crisis in the United States. Among those on trial are Mother Nature, Gen Z/Millennials, the Healthcare Industry, Racism and White Supremacy, the Chinese Government, the U.S. Government, and the Capitalist System.

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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.