Books: Non-Fiction

Teacher Unions and Social Justice: Organizing for the Schools and Communities Our Students Deserve

Book - Non-fiction. Edited by Michael Charney, Jesse Hagopian, and Bob Peterson. 2021. Teacher Unions and Social Justice is an anthology of more than 60 articles documenting the history and the how-tos of social justice unionism.
Time Periods: 21st Century
Themes: Education

Teacher Unions and Social Justice: Organizing for the Schools and Communities Our Students Deserve is an anthology of more than 60 articles —  edited by Michael Charney, Jesse Hagopian, and Bob Peterson — documenting the history and the how-tos of social justice unionism. Together, they describe the growing movement to forge multiracial alliances with communities to defend and transform public education.

The anthology is organized into seven sections that explore the roots of contemporary teacher unions; relationships between social justice, teaching, and community schools; the power of organizing and what it can accomplish for communities, especially schools; the racist, capitalist threats to equitable education and social justice — including testing and charters; what social justice looks like in schools; and useful, actionable resources for teachers, such as sample organizing documents, union contracts, and book lists.

ISBN: 9780942961096 | Published by Rethinking Schools

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