Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month

For Arab American Heritage Month, we wanted to share excerpts from a short article by Rethinking Schools contributor and Portland, Oregon, high school teacher, Suzanna Kassouf — along with some […]

Help Rethinking Schools in 2022

For 35 years, Rethinking Schools has sought to bring more critical voices into the conversation about public schools to help schools become more just, anti-racist, and engaging places of learning […]

Help us reach our Giving Tuesday goal

This Giving Tuesday we ask for your help to bring social justice teaching to life for educators everywhere. A tax-deductible gift to Rethinking Schools will go a long way to […]

Where I’m From

Inviting Students’ Lives into the ClassroomBy Linda Christensen I remember holding my father’s hand as he read my story hanging on the display wall outside Mrs. Martin’s classroom on the […]

Reading, Writing, and Rising Up

The Read-Around

Raising writers  By Linda Christensen The read-around is the classroom equivalent to quilt making or barn raising. It is the public space—the zócalo or town square—of my room. During our […]

Teacher Unions and Social Justice Study Groups

Teacher Unions and Social Justice is an anthology of more than 60 articles documenting the history and the how-tos of social justice unionism. Together, these contributions describe the growing movement to […]