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Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality is a collection of inspiring stories about how to integrate feminist and LGBTQ content into curriculum, make it part of a vision for social justice, and create classrooms and schools that nurture all children and their families.



Volume 31 No. 3 - Spring 2017

Cover Story: Standing with Standing Rock
A role play on the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
A high school social studies teacher centers Standing Rock Sioux history and leadership in a unit on resistance to DAPL.
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Unlearning the Myths that Bind Us
Critiquing cartoons and society

By Linda Christensen
Students analyze cartoons from Popeye to Brave to see how media teaches children white- and male-supremacist ideas.

Unfolding Hope in a Chicago School

By Greg Michie
A middle school teacher describes the trauma experienced by his students over the year and struggles to create meaningful hope rather than slogans.

Trapdoors
High school exit testing in the age of "college and career readiness"

By Stan Karp
Using the experience of high school exit testing in New Jersey as an example, Stan Karp analyzes the gross negative impact of these high-stakes tests on students and schools.

Editorial: Teaching in the Time of Trump

By the editors of Rethinking Schools

There’s 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.