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Black Like Me
By Renée Watson
A poem—and the history behind it—about being invisible, yet stereotyped, as an African American student bused to a predominantly white school.
Dear White Teacher
By Chrysanthius Lathan
An African American middle school teacher calls on white teachers to think before they routinely send black children to black teachers when there is a problem.
Queridos maestros blancos
Por Chrysanthius Lathan | Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco
Una maestra afroamericana de secundaria les pide a los maestros blancos que piensen antes de mandarles los niños negros a los maestros negros cada vez que tengan un problema con ellos.
Teaching the N-Word
By Michelle Kenney
A white high school teacher prepares her students to read August Wilson’s Fences by leading an exploration of the n-word.
Rocketship to Profits
Silicon Valley breeds corporate reformers with national reachBy David Bacon
Rocketship Education, a rapidly expanding charter school chain, shows what happens when the rich control our schools.
“Aren’t You on the Parent Listserv?”
Working for equitable family involvement in a dual-immersion elementary schoolBy Grace Cornell Gonzales
A kindergarten teacher tries to change the power imbalance between Spanish- and English-speaking parents in her classroom and school.
¿No estás registrado en la lista de correos electrónicos?
Por Grace Cornell Gonzales
Una maestra de kínder intenta cambiar el balance de poder entre los padres hispanohablantes y angloparlantes en su salón y su escuela.
The Military Invasion of My High School
The role of JROTCBy Sylvia McGauley
A high school teacher describes the problematic impact of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at her school.
What it is and is notBy The editors of Rethinking Schools
- The Children of Gaza
- Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.
- When Girls Are Activists By Elizabeth Marshall
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.