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Editorial: Queering Schools
Authored By The Editors of Rethinking Schools
How can we create classrooms and schools where discrimination and assumptions about gender and/or sexuality don’t keep us from nurturing every child, parent, and staff member?
"Aren’t There Any Poor Gay People Besides Me?"
Teaching LGBTQ issues in the rural SouthAuthored By Stephanie Anne Shelton
A teacher redesigns her curriculum to support a gay student. As the classroom community strengthens, they confront the impact of poverty and geographic isolation.
500 Square Feet of Respect
Queering a study of the criminal justice systemAuthored By Adam Grant Kelley
Facing conflict fueled by racism and homophobia at his school, a teacher develops curriculum for the school-to-prison pipeline aimed at building bridges and academic skills.
Organizing Resistance to Teach for America
Authored By Kerry Kretchmar, Beth Sondel
Former TFA corps members join with parents, students, and veteran teachers to organize a people’s assembly and nationalize efforts against TFA.
An Open Letter to New Teach For America Recruits
Authored By Katie Osgood
A Chicago teacher urges TFA recruits to think twice before they sign up.
Teach For America: A Voice of Dissent
Authored By Mariah Dickinson
A former TFA corps member describes her experiences inside TFA, beginning with the cultlike atmosphere of the training.
Authored By Christy Stevens
When a substitute is insensitive to a fragile student, her classmates look to Thoreau for inspiration about how to respond.
- Desobediencia civil Por Christy Stevens
Environmental Crime on Trial
Students probe the BP oil spillAuthored By Brady Bennon
The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill coincided with my first year of teaching modern world history at a high school in Portland, Oregon.
Authored By Deborah Menkart
Kadir Nelson’s acclaimed picture book Mandela portrays Nelson Mandela as an isolated hero, ignoring the movement of which he was an integral part.
- Creando el mito de Mandela Por Deborah Menkart | Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco
- The Gathering Resistance to Standardized Tests Authored By The Editors of Rethinking Schools
- Aumentando la resistencia en contra de los exámenes estandarizados Por the editors of Rethinking Schools
- Ed Alert: Military Teaches Our Kids Authored By Seth Kershner
Ed Alert: The GED Goes Private
Selling Off Second ChancesAuthored By Mich Levy, Lee Gargagliano, Annika Butler-Wall
- Victory for Portland Teachers Authored By Elizabeth Thiel
Testing Boycott in Chicago
Call for Congressional Investigation of High-Stakes Testing
- When a Picture Book Is Subversive Authored By Rachel Cloues
- Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.
Rethinking Bilingual Education is an exciting new collection of articles about bringing students’ home languages into our classrooms.
For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms.
Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher’s hardest.