Reparations Can Be Won — and Must Be Taught
By Jen Johnson
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“It’s Not Magic. It’s Organizing!”
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.
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.