-- by Kevin Kumashiro, Dean of Education, University of San Francisco
-- by Christine Sleeter, professor emerita, California State University, Monterey Bay


If you are a teacher, or preparing to become a teacher, this is a book you will want to keep so that you can refer back to it again and again. If you are a teacher educator, this is a book that will help you connect demands on teachers today with a compelling vision of academically rich, student-centered, social justice teaching. In either case, you are in for a treat.

In letters from teachers to teachers, we hear of not only the challenges, but also the promises and surprises and joys of teaching towards social justice in the social studies, especially when immersed in the complexities and contradictions of this era of Common Core and high-stakes testing. Such insights abound in this inspiring book by Agarwal-Rangnath, Dover, and Henning, inviting us into conversations that cannot help but make our teaching more collective, impactful, and profound.

About the Author

Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath is an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco and also founding member of the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED). She  earned her doctorate in education, with an emphasis in curriculum and teaching, from Teachers College, Columbia University and currently serves as Vice-President of the National Association of Multicultural Education, California Chapter. In addition to her 5+ years...Read More