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Volume 29 Number 2
 


COVER THEME:
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR EDUCATION ACTIVISTS

Free A Revitalized Teacher Union Movement
Reflections from the field


By Bob Peterson


The president of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association describes paths and pitfalls in moving beyond bread and butter issues to social justice unionism.

Portraits from a Public School in Harlem


By Mollie Bruhn and Darren Marelli


What happens when a vibrant community school is undermined by district policies? A story in text and photographs.

Free Testing Assumptions
Zombies, flunkies, and the Providence Student Union


By Claudierre McKay, Aaron Regunberg, and Tim Shea


High school students creatively and successfully organize against high-stakes testing in Rhode Island.

Free Un examen de prejuicios: zombis, reprobados y la Unión Estudiantil de Providence


Por Claudierre McKay, Aaron Regunberg y Tim Shea

Traducido por Sunet Rubalcava


Un grupo de estudiantes de secundaria se organizan para protestar los exámenes de alto impacto de Rhode Island.

FEATURES

Free Happening Yesterday, Happened Tomorrow
Teaching the ongoing murders of black men


By Renée Watson


A poet/teacher/activist shows students how to use poetry to understand and share their pain and outrage.

Free Sucediendo ayer, sucedió mañana
Enseñando sobre los continuos asesinatos de hombres negros


Por Renée Watson

Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco


Una poeta, maestra y activista le muestra a sus estudiantes cómo utilizar la poesía para entender y compartir el dolor y la rabia que sienten.

When Emma Goldman Entered the Room
Dealing with the unexpected in a role play


By Brian C. Gibbs


When misogynist stereotypes emerge during a role play, a high school history teacher must decide how best to raise the issue.

Strike!
Teaching labor history in a right-to-work state


By Katy M. Swalwell


A teacher educator introduces her students to labor history and makes a case for its centrality to U.S. history.

Empowering Change Through Art
The campaign for artful resistance


By Morna McDermott


Teachers, students, and parents use art to speak truth to power about education “reform.”

BOOK REVIEWS

CHILDREN WITH ABSENT PARENTS
Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
By Daniel Beaty


Reviewed by Chrysanthius Lathan


NO PRINCIPLES, NO PROGRESS
No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior’s Life from Black Power to Education Reform
By Howard Fuller with Liza Frazier Page


Reviewed by Larry Miller


DEPARTMENTS

Free Editorial

Educators and the Climate Crisis


By the editors of Rethinking Schools


Free Letters to the Editor

Free Short Stuff

Protests Build in Mexico Over Disappearance of Normalistas

Freedom of Student Press Under Attack

Truancy: New Market for High Tech

Free Resources

Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.

Free Good Stuff

Getting Deeper


By Herbert Kohl


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

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