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Volume 30 Number 4
 


Cover Story

Free The Problem with Story Problems


By Anita Bright


A teacher educator critiques the biases of story problems in math textbooks. Teachers around the country offer creative alternatives.

Features

Free As a Teacher and a Daughter: The Impact of Islamophobia


By Nassim Elbardouh


A Canadian teacher discusses the impact of Islamophobia on students, especially those who are Muslim and/or from the Middle East.

Free The Politics of the Paragraph


By Michelle Kenney


The tale of a high school English teacher’s journey into—and out of—formulaic writing programs as her school struggles with high-stakes exams.

“Kill the Indian, Kill the Deaf”
Teaching about the residential schools


By Wendy Harris


Parallels in the oppressive history of residential schools for Native American and Deaf children help Deaf students better understand their history and culture.

Free A Teacher’s Letter to His Future Baby


By Greg Huntington


A teacher writes about his hopes for the person his child will become—and some of the dangers along the way.

Rethinking Identity: Afro-Mexican History


By Michelle Nicola


Latina/o students explore the impact of African roots on Mexican culture and history.

Departments

Free Letter from the Editors

Classrooms of Hope and Critique


By the editors of Rethinking Schools


Free Letters

Letters to the Editor

Free On the Road

Schools, Land, and Peace in Colombia


By Bob Peterson


Free En camino

Escuelas, tierra y paz en Colombia


Por Bob Peterson


Free Short Stuff

FBI Tells Schools to Spy on Students

Election Rhetoric Harms Students

Free Resources

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

Free Good Stuff

Freedom Summer in Greenwood


By Rachel Cloues


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