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Volume 27 Number 1
 


COVER THEME

Race and Place

How do we teach the history of the enormous wealth disparity in the United States? What is the context for today’s homelessness and foreclosure crises?

Burned Out of Homes and History

Unearthing the Silenced Voices of the Tulsa Race Riot


By Linda Christensen


Through historical documents, novels, videos, and a role play, high school language arts students learn about the racist riot that destroyed the African American section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921. They turn their understanding into poetry and historical fiction.

Free “Why Is This the Only Place in Portland I See Black People?”

Teaching Young Children About Redlining


By Katharine Johnson


Improvisation helps 1st and 2nd graders bring the Civil Rights Movement home to Portland, Oregon, as they learn about the redlining that helped determine the neighborhood around their school.

FEATURES

“Multiplication Is for White People”

An Interview with Lisa Delpit


By Jody Sokolower


Delpit discusses major issues from her new book, “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children, with an emphasis on the relationship between racism and special needs.

Free Boot Camp for Education CEOs

The Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy


By Alain Jehlen


An investigation of the training program that filled 48 percent of all large district superintendent openings last year.

Saving Mango Street


By Katie Van Winkle


When her small, rural hometown bans The House on Mango Street from the middle school curriculum, a college student organizes her former classmates to get the ruling overturned.

“My Family’s Not from Africa—We Come from North Carolina!”

Teaching Slavery in Context


By Waahida Mbatha


An African American middle school teacher changes her African American students’ understanding of Africa and their own history.

COLUMNS AND DEPARTMENTS

Free Editorial

Taking the Long View: The Organizing Tradition


By the editors of Rethinking Schools


Free Letters to the Editor

Action Education

From Tucson to Palestine


By Gabriel Matthew Schivone


Free Short Stuff

People’s School at Oakland’s Lakeview Elementary

School-to-Prison Pipeline Training

Free Good Stuff

Teaching Inequality


By Herbert Kohl


Free Resources

Our picks for books and other resources for social justice teaching

Got an idea for an article? Got a letter for us?

Contact Jody Sokolower, managing editor:
jody@rethinkingschools.org