Confronting the Right-Wing Attacks on Racial Justice Teaching
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More Than McCarthyism: Activists Our Students Deserve to Know
By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Wolfe-Rocca critiques textbooks’ focus on McCarthyism and describes how, instead, she centers radical activists who have been victims of ongoing government harassment and repression.
The Story of a Seed: Food Sovereignty in an Elementary Classroom
By Caitlin Blood
An agriculture teacher describes teaching “every seed has a story” with 1st graders by honoring the story of, and planting, the Makah Ozette potato.
News from Rethinking Schools
Lawmakers in a growing number of states are attempting to pass legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about the past and present.
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.