Defend African American Studies

Spring 2023

“We Cannot Create What We Cannot Imagine” Helping Students Picture Climate Justice
By Suzanna Kassouf

To imagine a better future, high school students role-play activists at a visioning conference and then create murals.

How My Teacher Union Fought for Housing Justice 
By Ann Finkel

A teacher union member stories the Boston Teachers Union fight for housing justice.

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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.