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. […]
During the night and on into the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, a determined band of Chicago Public School (CPS) parents and community activists camped at the front door […]
Made in Seattle
“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 […]
Media depictions of San Francisco show idyllic images of fog pouring under the Golden Gate Bridge or happy tourists riding cable cars, but rarely the mostly nonwhite neighborhoods of the […]
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.
The South African poet and activist Breyten Breytenbach once said, “You Americans have mastered the art of living with the unacceptable.” We hope this is coming to an end—in schools, […]
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.
Ninth graders develop science literacy as they become neighborhood environmental experts and activists.
To build an effective movement against the top-down strategies that are ripping public education apart, we need to take a closer look at who wants reform and why.
A middle school writing teacher reflects on a day spent scoring districtwide math tests.
Are peer mentoring programs bowing to the pressure to teach to the test?
As an educator constantly searching for ways to use popular culture in my classroom
Iraq’s children have been more gravely affected by the U.S. occupation than any other segment of the population.”
The Association of Raza Educators implores you: open your scholarships to all students of Hispanic descent regardless of citizenship.
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Chicana/o School Blowouts
Any discussion of charter schools must ask not only whether charters promote a worthwhile vision of public education
Far from addressing the systemic
For city teachers
A new era requires new thinking
The problem is this: Testing is killing education. Not only is it narrowing the curriculum generally
In these bleak NCLB days of regimented
Have you ever sat next to an Asian student in class and wondered how she managed to consistently get straight A’s while you struggled to maintain a B-minus average? -from Top […]
While the bipartisan consensus that passed NCLB in 2001 has splintered, the old, unimproved version of the law is not going away anytime soon.