Featured Publications

Volume 31 No.1 - Fall 2016

Cover Story: When They Tried to Steal Our Classrooms

By Amy Lindahl
Teachers learn that the district's plan for a desperately needed school renovation is based on "100 percent utilization"—teachers will rotate through classrooms, losing the home bases students depend on. They organize to change the plan.
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Who's Stealing Our Jobs?
NAFTA and xenophobia

By Tom McKenna
As a way to deal with racial tensions between his Black and Latina/o students, a high school teacher examines the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

My So-Called Public School
School foundations and the myth of funding equity

By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
A teacher uses her own school to illustrate how school foundations perpetuate inequality within districts and states.

Lead Poisoning: Bringing Social Justice to Chemistry

By Karen Zaccor
Building on the lead-poisoned water scandal in Flint, Michigan, a Chicago chemistry teacher helps her students explore lead poisoning in their own city.

There’s a lot more inside this issue . . .

Nota a nuestros lectores: En cada edición, hay artículos disponibles tanto en español como en inglés.

Note to our readers: In every issue of the magazine, there are articles available in Spanish as well as English.

Founded in 1986 by activist teachers, Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials.

We advocate the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice.