Dear Rethinking Schools friends,
More than 30 years ago, Rethinking Schools began as an activist publication by a group of Milwaukee teachers passionate about combatting scripted curriculum, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum while emphasizing multicultural education and a commitment to racial justice.
The original 1986 Rethinking Schools newsprint tabloid began with 35 subscription requests. Volunteers helped count and bundle the newsprint with twine and deliver the publication across the city. Within the first two and a half years, the print run grew to an impressive 20,000 that were distributed free of charge to Milwaukee schools, libraries, and community centers.
Since our founding, we’ve grown into a nationally prominent book publisher, growing our relationship with educators of conscience around the country.
This Teacher Appreciation Day, we would like to say thank you to the countless educators and education activists who have contributed to our mission over the years. Whether you submitted an article, shared our resources with a new teacher, subscribed to our magazine, purchased a book, volunteered, or donated, your support has helped us support teachers as they teach and organize for racial and social justice.
Our success building a national and global presence with no institutional or corporate backing is made possible by a community of educators and activists dedicated to building the schools our children deserve. You are a member of that community.
From all of us at Rethinking Schools, thank you!