A math educator brings data from a friend’s solar panels — and the story to win them in their community — into her 7th-grade classroom to build a bridge between math and climate justice education.
RETHINKING SCHOOLS MAGAZINE
Volume 33, No. 4 — Summer 2019 Table of Contents
Column: Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms
A high school ethnic studies teacher describes how students in the Pacific Island Club used poetry to refocus the narrative surrounding climate justice onto frontline communities.
A writer interrogates school culture and our collective role in the suicide of a gay 15-year-old 9th grader in Alabama.
“Part of the work of teaching students to read is teaching them to question not only the written word, but also the author,” Christensen writes in her article about teaching students how to confront writers whose stories erase the full truth and misrepresent people and places.
While high-profile tests like the SAT are problematic, Karp argues that we need to end the routine standardized tests that plague students and teachers.
White supremacy, high-stakes testing, and the punishment of Black and Brown students
High-stakes tests have not only failed to achieve racial equality in schooling, they’ve also made it worse for students of color.
A Black parent's journey to racial justice organizing
After teachers label her son’s behavior as problematic and try to have him evaluated by a psychologist, a Black parent uncovers why schools fail Black boys and begins organizing her community to challenge practices detrimental to them.
Death happens regularly, but a special education teacher describes her own mother’s death to show how schools leave no space for grief and try to hide death from the school community.
A 3rd-grade teacher uses thousands of pieces of macaroni to facilitate a lesson about fractions and to spur classroom conversations about wealth inequality.