Teaching For Climate Justice Booklet

This free booklet is an invitation to educators everywhere to join the national conversation about how we help our students understand what is happening to our climate, why it is happening, who it is affecting, and what we can do about it. This work belongs to all of us.

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 […]

Dear Educators, It Is Time to Fight for Asian America

What is happening now is nothing new. The racism, the devaluing of life of Asian and Asian Americans, the dehumanizing of immigrant workers, the fetishism of — and violence toward — Asian women have been perpetuated throughout U.S. history.

Teaching to Change the World

Teaching to Change the World by Carolyn Shea | Reposted from The Evergreen Magazine Rethinking Schools Note: Wayne Au is a Rethinking Schools editor and author. In 2014 he edited the […]

The Koch Brothers Sneak into School

How Right-wing Billionaires Seek to Shape the Social Studies Curriculum By Bill Bigelow This month in Boston, thousands of teachers will gather for the annual National Council for the Social […]