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Volume 27 Number 3


Learning Math, Learning Justice

Free Editorial

Just Math

by the editors of Rethinking Schools

Free Whose Community Is This?

Mathematics of neighborhood displacement

By Eric (Rico) Gutstein

Students use advanced math to study gentrification, displacement, and foreclosure in their neighborhood.

Transparency of Water

A workshop on math, water, and justice

By Selene Gonzalez-Carillo and Martha Merson

Community educators bring math into an intergenerational exploration of the environmental, political, and economic issues surrounding bottled versus tap water.

Free Beyond Marbles

Percent change and social justice

By Flannery Denny

Middle school students analyze a classroom full of social justice issues, armed with their understanding of percent change.


Free Responding to Tragedy

2nd graders reach out to the Sikh community

By Dale Weiss

When a racist attack kills members of a local Sikh temple, a 2nd-grade teacher involves her students in a journey of connection and solidarity.

An Unfortunate Misunderstanding

Saga of a promising new charter

By Grace Gonzales

Helping create an independent charter school seems like a dream job. But teachers, parents, and children soon confront all-too-familiar charter school woes.

Creative Conflict

Collaborative playwriting

By Kathleen Melville

A high school drama teacher searches for ways to encourage students to write about their lives without replicating stereotypes.

“Hey, Mom, I Forgive You”

Teaching the forgiveness poem

By Linda Christensen

An English teacher builds community as her students write a poem about forgiving—or not forgiving. She starts with her own story.

A Pure Medley

Poetry by Adeline Nieto

Free Paradise Lost

Introducing students to climate change through story

By Brady Bennon

The film Paradise Lost—about the rising ocean that threatens Kiribati—proves an evocative introduction to a unit on climate change.


Free Action Education

Seattle Test Boycott: Our Destination Is Not on the MAP

By Jesse Hagopian

Free Letters to the Editor

Free Good Stuff


By Herb Kohl

Free Resources

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