What does it mean to organize for education?
If you are interested in working with others to organize for meaningful educational practice (e.g., assessment processes, multicultural literature, student support), we highly recommend the Midwest Academy manual Organizing for Social Change. It offers strategies for Direct Action Organizing and supports skills needed to organize a sustained campaign.
A sample chapter can be found here, and a useful process for choosing an issue and tactics can be found here. Another resource to help you to think through potential allies with whom to build a coalition can be found here.
Other resources for conducting a Direct Action campaign are from the Community Tool Box (a service of the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas) and can be found here.
Want to connect?
If you are interested in getting involved with local, state, and national organizing efforts, some organizations/networks that may serve as a starting point are listed below.
- New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE)
- California – Association of Raza Educators (ARE)
- San Francisco – Teachers 4 Social Justice
- Los Angeles – Youth4Justice
Other resources can be found here.