Tulsa and the Fight for Reparations

On May 31, 1921, white mobs terrorized the Black community of Greenwood in North Tulsa, Oklahoma. Known as Black Wall Street, the area teemed with prosperous businesses and cultural sites. […]

Outlawing Solidarity in Arizona

“Banned in Tucson.” As many Rethinking Schools readers know, in January Tucson school officials ordered our book Rethinking Columbus removed from Mexican American Studies classes, as part of their move to shut down the […]

A Message from a Black Mom to Her Son

An African American mother and teacher educator uses examples from her own childhood to describe how she hopes her child will be treated by teachers, and what she fears.

Schools and the New Jim Crow

The author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness applies her thought-provoking analysis to children, schools, and priorities for education activism.

Science for the People

Ninth graders develop science literacy as they become neighborhood environmental experts and activists.

Fuzzy Math

A middle school writing teacher reflects on a day spent scoring districtwide math tests.

Rethinking MySpace

As an educator constantly searching for ways to use popular culture in my classroom

Prophet Motives

Any discussion of charter schools must ask not only whether charters promote a worthwhile vision of public education

Teaching in Dystopia

The problem is this: Testing is killing education. Not only is it narrowing the curriculum generally