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The Most Gentrified City of the Century

Middle school teachers collaborate to help students understand and critique the changes that have taken place in their Portland, Oregon, neighborhood.

School Foundations and the Myth of Funding Equity

 This teacher essayist uses her own school to illustrate how school foundations perpetuate inequality within districts and states.

When They Tried to Steal Our Classrooms

Amy Lindahl teaches science at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon.This educator was featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Rethinking Schools magazine.

Who's Stealing Our Jobs? NAFTA and Xenophobia

 A high school teacher examines the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Passion Counts: The “I Love” Admissions Essay

OWP Director Linda Christensen is featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Rethinking Schools magazine

Teaching in Black and White

Three of the following four articles featured in the fall 2014 issue of Rethinking Schools magazine, were written in the Oregon Writing Project’s Writing for Publication class last spring.