‘If There Is No Struggle …’
Teaching a people’s history of the abolition movement
Students “become” members of an abolitionist organization and grapple with the strategic dilemmas faced by one of the most significant U.S. social movements.
‘My Teacher Is a Lesbian’
Coming out at school
Adventures of an out teacher and some suggestions for deciding if and how to come out to your students.
Neither Fair Nor Accurate
Research-based reasons why high-stakes tests should not be used to evaluate teachers
Six clear explanations why value-added measurements don’t make sense for teacher assessment.
Teaching Is a Fight
An interview with Sal Castro
Reminiscences by the teacher who helped lead the 1968 Chicana/o student blowouts in Los Angeles.
The History All Around Us
The school building becomes text when a teacher uses place as a way to make history come alive.
Teacher education in a time of war against our students
When children are under attack, teacher educators need to instill activism as well as pedagogy in preservice teachers.
Saving Our Schools from Superheroes
This isn’t just about a bad film. The outpouring of critique and activism that greeted last fall’s release of Waiting for “Superman” was a hopeful sign of resistance. Educators, parents, and activists […]
Superhero School Reform Heading Your Way
Newark is a test case for celebrities and big money to burst the dam that has protected public education.
The Ultimate $uperpower
Supersized dollars drive Waiting for ‘Superman’ agenda
An investigative report on the analog conservatives and digital billionaires behind the films interlaced marketing and political campaigns.
Every School a Sanctuary
In the 1980s, as refugees from U.S.-sponsored wars in Central America sought safety in the United States—only to be declared “illegal aliens” by the government—progressive churches and communities throughout the […]
Letters to the Editors 25.2
Right’s Attack on Cincinnati Public Schools Two Cincinnati educators, principal Virginia Rhodes and veteran science teacher Dennis McFadden, were suspended for two weeks after Tom Brinkman Jr., a conservative Republican representative […]
A Tribute to Frank Emi
Chicago Parents Demand a School Library--and Win
Chicago Parents Demand a School Library and Win
Check out these valuable resources, reviewed by Rethinking Schools editors and Teaching for Change colleagues.
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Fiction That Tells the Truth
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Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids
Reviewed By Melissa Bollow Tempel
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