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 […]
In his sadly timeless song “Masters of War,” Bob Dylan sang: You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you sit back and watch When the death […]
Dear Rethinking Schools friends, Like you, we are angry and fearful about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is already causing immense suffering — which will only increase. These are […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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Thanks to a generous donation, Rethinking Schools is giving away 300 copies of Teacher Unions and Social Justice for use in book study groups. Teacher Unions and Social Justice is […]
Let’s bring the election of 2020 into our classrooms and help our students learn about democracy — and those who would subvert it.
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Linda Christensen on the second edition of Reading, Writing, and Rising Up, what role the classroom played in revision, and what needs to change in how we teach
Rethinking Schools published Linda Christensen’s Reading, Writing, and Rising Up in 2000. The original book was based on Linda’s first 20 years in the classroom at Jefferson High School in […]
Open Letter to Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan The hunger strike in Chicago by parents and their allies at Dyett High School in the Bronzeville neighborhood has passed Day 31. […]
Dear Friends, My partner has been a public school teacher for the better part of the last 16 years. Every year at this time, he gets preoccupied with the emotional, […]
Resistance to High Stakes Tests Serves the Cause of Equity in Education: A Reply to “We Oppose Anti-Testing Efforts”
Jesse Hagopian is a Rethinking Schools editorial associate and editor of “More Than a Score” published by Haymarket Books.
Jesse Hagopian is a Rethinking Schools editorial associate.
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 […]
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 […]
Jesse is an editorial associate at Rethinking Schools.
Table of Contents COVER THEME FREE Black Like Me By Renée Watson A poem—and the history behind it—about being invisible, yet stereotyped, as an African American student bused to a […]
Jeese Hagopian is an Editorial Associate at Rethinking Schools. Check out his latest book!