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Volume 29 Number 1


Free Black Like Me

By Renée Watson

A poem—and the history behind it—about being invisible, yet stereotyped, as an African American student bused to a predominantly white school.

Free Dear White Teacher

By Chrysanthius Lathan

An African American middle school teacher calls on white teachers to think before they routinely send black children to black teachers when there is a problem.

Free Queridos maestros blancos

Por Chrysanthius Lathan

Una maestra afroamericana de secundaria les pide a los maestros blancos que piensen antes de mandarles los niños negros a los maestros negros cada vez que tengan un problema con ellos.

Teaching the N-Word

By Michelle Kenney

A white high school teacher prepares her students to read August Wilson’s Fences by leading an exploration of the n-word.


Rocketship to Profits

By David Bacon

Rocketship Education, a rapidly expanding charter school chain, shows what happens when the rich control our schools.

“Aren’t You on the Parent Listserv?”

By Grace Cornell Gonzales

A kindergarten teacher tries to change the power imbalance between Spanish- and English-speaking parents in her classroom and school.

Free ¿No estás registrado en la lista de correos electrónicos?

Por Grace Cornell Gonzales

Una maestra de kínder intenta cambiar el balance de poder entre los padres hispanohablantes y angloparlantes en su salón y su escuela.

Free The Military Invasion of My High School

By Sylvia McGauley

A high school teacher describes the problematic impact of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at her school.


Free Editorial:
Restorative Justice

By the editors of Rethinking Schools

What it is and is not

Free Editorial:
The Children of Gaza

By the editors of Rethinking Schools

Free Resources

Free Good Stuff:
When Girls Are Activists

By Elizabeth Marshall

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