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Volume 27 Number 3
 


COVER THEME

Learning Math, Learning Justice

Free Editorial

Just Math


by the editors of Rethinking Schools


Free Whose Community Is This?

Mathematics of neighborhood displacement


By Eric (Rico) Gutstein


Students use advanced math to study gentrification, displacement, and foreclosure in their neighborhood.

Transparency of Water

A workshop on math, water, and justice


By Selene Gonzalez-Carillo and Martha Merson


Community educators bring math into an intergenerational exploration of the environmental, political, and economic issues surrounding bottled versus tap water.

Free Beyond Marbles

Percent change and social justice


By Flannery Denny


Middle school students analyze a classroom full of social justice issues, armed with their understanding of percent change.

OTHER FEATURES

Free Responding to Tragedy

2nd graders reach out to the Sikh community


By Dale Weiss


When a racist attack kills members of a local Sikh temple, a 2nd-grade teacher involves her students in a journey of connection and solidarity.

An Unfortunate Misunderstanding

Saga of a promising new charter


By Grace Gonzales


Helping create an independent charter school seems like a dream job. But teachers, parents, and children soon confront all-too-familiar charter school woes.

Creative Conflict

Collaborative playwriting


By Kathleen Melville


A high school drama teacher searches for ways to encourage students to write about their lives without replicating stereotypes.

“Hey, Mom, I Forgive You”

Teaching the forgiveness poem


By Linda Christensen


An English teacher builds community as her students write a poem about forgiving—or not forgiving. She starts with her own story.

A Pure Medley


Poetry by Adeline Nieto


Free Paradise Lost

Introducing students to climate change through story


By Brady Bennon


The film Paradise Lost—about the rising ocean that threatens Kiribati—proves an evocative introduction to a unit on climate change.

DEPARTMENTS

Free Action Education

Seattle Test Boycott: Our Destination Is Not on the MAP


By Jesse Hagopian


Free Letters to the Editor

Free Good Stuff

Encounters


By Herb Kohl


Free Resources

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