Teacher Unions and Social Justice is an anthology of more than 60 articles documenting the history and the how-tos of social justice unionism. Together, these contributions describe the growing movement to forge multiracial alliances with communities to defend and transform public education.
We encourage groups of education activists (educators, community members, and students) to start a study group. A free discussion guide is available for download here.
Interested in starting a group? Here’s how to get started:
- Get together a group of education activists. We recommend groups with 5-15 participants.
- Get copies of the book! Individuals participating in study groups can get a 25% discount at rethinkingschools.org with code TUSJSTUDY. For groups interested in bulk orders of 41 or more books, email email@example.com for special deals.
- Download the Discussion Guide. It’s free! The discussion guide includes questions and activities designed to help plan for a variety of learning formats.
- Schedule your first meeting. Sessions between 40-90 minutes work well.
- Sign up for the Teacher Unions and Social Justice newsletter to get updates from other groups.
If you organize a study group, we’d also love to see a photo or screenshot of your group or selfies of participants with the book! Please send us pictures and comments or tag us on Twitter at @rethinkschools to let us know how it goes
Teacher Unions and Social Justice Study Groups
|City||State/Province||Study Group Name|
|1||Mesa||Arizona||AZ Justice and Union work|
|2||Tucson||Arizona||TEA Study Group|
|3||Sacramento||California||Sacramento City Teachers Association|
|4||Santa Clara||California||United Teachers of Santa Clara|
|5||New Haven||Connecticut||The New Haven Educators Study Group|
|6||Largo||Florida||Palm Beach HCR Committee|
|7||Chicago||Illinois||The Nurturing Teacher Leadership National Board Certification Study Group|
|8||Olathe||Kansas||KNEA Baker’s Dozen Racial and Social Justice Leadership Track|
|9||New Orleans||Louisiana||UTNO (United Teachers of New Orleans) Study Group|
|10||Belmont||MA||The BTU Nurses Study Group|
|11||Bar Harbor||Maine||MDI Study Group|
|12||Lanham||Maryland||The AROS-PG Study Group|
|13||Brighton||Massachusetts||Waltham Study Group|
|14||Lawrence||Massachusetts||Greater Lawrence Education Justice Alliance Book Club|
|16||Wayne||New Jersey||WEA Social Justice Committee|
|17||Manchester||New Jersey||Locals Embracing Action through Diverse Readings (LEADRs)|
|18||Newark||New Jersey||The NEW Caucus Study Group|
|19||Santa Fe||New Mexico||NEA-NM Education Justice Fellowship|
|20||Bronx||New York||The Continuing the Conversation Bronx Study Group|
|21||Brooklyn||New York||CCS Brooklyn, NY|
|22||Durham||North Carolina||The Bull City Study Group|
|24||Portland||Oregon||Oregon Educators United|
|25||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania||Caucus of WE Study Group|
|26||Worcester||Vermont||Vermont School Worker Action Committee|
|27||Seattle||Washington||UAW 4121 UW Seattle College of Education|
|28||Kenosha||Wisconsin||Kenosha Education Association Study Group|
|29||Madison||Wisconsin||MTI Solidarity for Racial and Social Justice Study Group|
|30||Milwaukee||Wisconsin||The MTEA Study Group|
|31||Racine||Wisconsin||REA-REAA Study Group|
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list of existing study groups!