As part of a growing nationwide movement to bring Ethnic Studies into K–12 classrooms, Rethinking Ethnic Studies brings together many of the leading teachers, activists, and scholars in this movement to offer examples of Ethnic Studies frameworks, classroom practices, and organizing at the school, district and statewide levels. Built around core themes of indigeneity, colonization, anti-racism, and activism, Rethinking Ethnic Studies offers vital resources for educators committed to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in our schools.

"Miguel Zavala’s work on the struggle and movement for Raza Studies and Ethnic Studies could not be timelier or more critical in this era of the rise of fascism and its fear-based reaction to the demographic shift that has taken place in public schools, particularly in the U.S. Southwest. His insight into Indigenous epistemologies, critical pedagogies, and the critical analysis of political-economy's impact on Chicanx peoples as viable possibilities for decolonizing and liberatory educational models—far from what we have seen in the traditional binary “either/or” education proposals for the racialized and economically exploited—provides a nuanced, yet solid foundation from which educational scholars and practitioners can operationalize and transform the institutional structures to make them responsive to the holistic needs of Raza youth." - Sean Arce, Educational Consultant at the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing


CA-NAME (California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education)

UCLA X-Change Ethnic Studies K-12


Xicanx Institute For Teaching And Organizing (XITO)

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