Cover Theme: Learning Math, Learning Justice
This issue of Rethinking Schools previews our new, expanded, and revised edition of Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers. The focus is on teaching math in ways that help students make sense of their world.
Students use advanced math to study gentrification, displacement, and foreclosure in their neighborhood.
Middle school students analyze a classroom full of social justice issues, armed with their understanding of percent change.
– ALSO FEATURED –
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.
The film Paradise Lost—about the rising ocean that threatens Kiribati—proves an evocative introduction to a unit on climate change.
There is a lot more inside this issue →
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.