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Volume 27 Number 1


Race and Place

How do we teach the history of the enormous wealth disparity in the United States? What is the context for today’s homelessness and foreclosure crises?

Burned Out of Homes and History

Unearthing the Silenced Voices of the Tulsa Race Riot

By Linda Christensen

Through historical documents, novels, videos, and a role play, high school language arts students learn about the racist riot that destroyed the African American section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921. They turn their understanding into poetry and historical fiction.

Free “Why Is This the Only Place in Portland I See Black People?”

Teaching Young Children About Redlining

By Katharine Johnson

Improvisation helps 1st and 2nd graders bring the Civil Rights Movement home to Portland, Oregon, as they learn about the redlining that helped determine the neighborhood around their school.


“Multiplication Is for White People”

An Interview with Lisa Delpit

By Jody Sokolower

Delpit discusses major issues from her new book, “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children, with an emphasis on the relationship between racism and special needs.

Free Boot Camp for Education CEOs

The Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy

By Alain Jehlen

An investigation of the training program that filled 48 percent of all large district superintendent openings last year.

Saving Mango Street

By Katie Van Winkle

When her small, rural hometown bans The House on Mango Street from the middle school curriculum, a college student organizes her former classmates to get the ruling overturned.

“My Family’s Not from Africa—We Come from North Carolina!”

Teaching Slavery in Context

By Waahida Mbatha

An African American middle school teacher changes her African American students’ understanding of Africa and their own history.


Free Editorial

Taking the Long View: The Organizing Tradition

By the editors of Rethinking Schools

Free Letters to the Editor

Action Education

From Tucson to Palestine

By Gabriel Matthew Schivone

Free Short Stuff

People’s School at Oakland’s Lakeview Elementary

School-to-Prison Pipeline Training

Free Good Stuff

Teaching Inequality

By Herbert Kohl

Free Resources

Our picks for books and other resources for social justice teaching

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