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.

Are You Teaching for Black Lives?

Brad Sigal Photos When Teaching for Black Lives was first published, one of the book’s editors, Dyan Watson, set the stakes: “I have two Black sons. For me, this collection is about […]

Rethinking Schools is Hiring a Membership Associate

Summary Membership Associate needed for half-time work in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This position is responsible for Rethinking Schools’ (RS) customer/member relations and maintaining the central Salesforce database of all constituents of […]

Education in the Time of the Coronavirus

Now is not the time to pull away from social justice education activism, but to find new ways to express it. As schools go onto the internet (at least for older students) — or into hibernation — we need to make sure this happens in a way that does not promote greater inequality.

The Coronavirus and Our Work

(Ricardo Levins Morales) First, we hope that you are safe and healthy. This is a stressful and frightening time for everyone, and the uncertainty of where the coronavirus pandemic is […]