The Education Sector

Student Organizing

Towards a Student Unionism

The 2012 Quebec Student General Strike

Street Politics 101 (film on 2012 Quebec strike)

Learning to Resist: Student Struggles Against Capital & the State (video)

School’s Out: Student Struggles Against Capital & the State (video)

The Student Movement in Chile

Student Worker Organizing Within and Beyond the Law

Teacher & Educator Organizing

Teaching (Class) Composition

To Transform Work, Start with School

Teachers Make Gains When They Make Trouble

Public K12 Education as a Capitalist Industry: A Political Guide for Radical Educators and Organizers

CUNY Adjuncts vs. Everybody

Behind the Chicago Teachers Strike

How Chicago Teachers got Organized to Strike

How West Virginia Teachers Defied the State – and their Unions

The Sick-Out: Education Workers take Direct Action

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Organize and Win

“It’s up to us”: A Reflection on the LAUSD Strike and Contract with Teacher Tammy Matz

How we Beat the Administration and the Union Bureaucracy: Colombia’s Graduate Worker Union Struggle 2004-2022

How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers (book)

General Education Organizing & Issues

An interview with the Puget-Sound IWW General Education Union

What is Emotional Labor – and how do we get it Wrong?

As Heatwaves Intensify, Tens of Thousands of US Classrooms will be too Hot for Students to Learn in

Books & other Classroom Resources for Teachers and Educators

Lessons in Liberation: an abolitionist toolkit for educators

Born from sustained organizing, and rooted in Black and women of color feminisms, disability justice, and other movements, abolition calls for an end to our reliance on imprisonment, policing and surveillance, and to imagine a safer future for our communities.

Lessons in Liberation: An Abolitionist Toolkit for Educators offers entry points to build critical and intentional bridges between educational practice and the growing movement for abolition. Designed for educators, parents, and young people, this toolkit shines a light on innovative abolitionist projects, particularly in Pre-K–12 learning contexts.

Sections are dedicated to entry points into Prison Industrial Complex abolition and education; the application of the lessons and principles of abolition; and stories about growing abolition outside of school settings. Topics addressed throughout include student organizing, immigrant justice in the face of ICE, approaches to sex education, arts-based curriculum, and building abolitionist skills and thinking in lesson plans.

Black Lives Matter at School: an uprising for educational justice

Black Lives Matter at School succinctly generalizes lessons from successful challenges to institutional racism that have been won through the BLM at School movement that began at one school in 2016 and has since spread to hundreds of schools across the country. This book will inspire many hundreds or thousands of more educators to join the BLM at School movement at a moment when this antiracist work in education could not be more urgent. 

Contributors include Opal Tometi who wrote a moving foreword, Bettina Love who has a powerful chapter on abolitionist teaching, Brian Jones who writes about centering BLM at School in the historical context of other struggles for racial justice in education and several prominent teacher union leaders from Chicago to Los Angeles and beyond who discuss the importance of anti-racist struggle in education unions. The book includes essays, interviews, poems, resolutions, and more from educators, students and parents around the country who have been building Black Lives Matter at School on the ground.

Rethinking Schools

Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism. Our magazinebooks, and other resources promote equity and racial justice in the classroom. We encourage grassroots efforts in our schools and communities to enhance the learning and well-being of our children and to build a broad democratic movement for social and environmental justice.