Teacher Unions and Social Justice Study Groups

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. 

Teacher Unions and Social Justice

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: 

  1. Get together a group of education activists. We recommend groups with 5-15 participants. 
  2. 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 marketing@rethinkingschools.org for special deals. 
  3. Download the Discussion Guide. It’s free! The discussion guide includes questions and activities designed to help plan for a variety of learning formats. 
  4. Schedule your first meeting. Sessions between 40-90 minutes work well. 
  5. 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

Existing Study Groups Locations
CityState/ProvinceStudy Group Name
1MesaArizonaAZ Justice and Union work
2TucsonArizonaTEA Study Group
3SacramentoCaliforniaSacramento City Teachers Association
4Santa ClaraCaliforniaUnited Teachers of Santa Clara
5New HavenConnecticutThe New Haven Educators Study Group
6LargoFloridaPalm Beach HCR Committee
7ChicagoIllinoisThe Nurturing Teacher Leadership National Board Certification Study Group
8OlatheKansasKNEA Baker’s Dozen Racial and Social Justice Leadership Track
9New OrleansLouisianaUTNO (United Teachers of New Orleans) Study Group
10BelmontMAThe BTU Nurses Study Group
11Bar HarborMaineMDI Study Group
12LanhamMarylandThe AROS-PG Study Group
13BrightonMassachusettsWaltham Study Group
14LawrenceMassachusettsGreater Lawrence Education Justice Alliance Book Club
15RaytownMissouriHMNEA Leadership
16WayneNew JerseyWEA Social Justice Committee
17ManchesterNew JerseyLocals Embracing Action through Diverse Readings (LEADRs)
18NewarkNew JerseyThe NEW Caucus Study Group
19Santa FeNew MexicoNEA-NM Education Justice Fellowship
20BronxNew YorkThe Continuing the Conversation Bronx Study Group
21BrooklynNew YorkCCS Brooklyn, NY
22DurhamNorth CarolinaThe Bull City Study Group
23SylvaniaOhioSylvania Schools
24PortlandOregonOregon Educators United
25PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaCaucus of WE Study Group
26WorcesterVermontVermont School Worker Action Committee
27SeattleWashingtonUAW 4121 UW Seattle College of Education
28KenoshaWisconsinKenosha Education Association Study Group
29MadisonWisconsinMTI Solidarity for Racial and Social Justice Study Group
30MilwaukeeWisconsinThe MTEA Study Group
31RacineWisconsinREA-REAA Study Group

Email marketing@rethinkingschools.org to add your name to the list of existing study groups!