Eric “Rico” Gutstein teaches mathematics education at the University of Illinois—Chicago. His work includes teaching mathematics for social justice, Freirean approaches to teaching and learning, critical and culturally relevant urban education, and (mathematics) education policy. He has taught middle and high school mathematics in Chicago public schools, is author of Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics: Toward a Pedagogy for Social Justice (Routledge, 2006), and co-editor of Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers (2nd Ed.) (Rethinking Schools, 2013). Rico is also a founding member of Teachers for Social Justice (Chicago) and is active in social movements against education privatization.