Sanctuary Schools Resolution in D.C.

In the current political climate in which the President is threatening to increase harassment of immigrants and deportations of undocumented immigrants, we must publicly demonstrate our commitment to all our students and families—especially those without legal documentation. Ask DC Public Schools and local education agencies (LEAs/charter schools) operating within the District of Columbia to stand as […]

DeVos is in… What next?

Billionaires like the new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, are using their wealth to infuse conservative ideology into our national education policy and into our schools. They know that the lessons children learn in school will impact their lives and civic participation. As Carter G. Woodson said in 1933, “There would be no lynching if […]

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Act Now: Reduce the Weight of Test Scores on D.C. Schools

D.C. Residents Have a Critical Window to Give Input on Public School Accountability Measures As advocates for equity in education, and as a member of the Coalition for DC Public Schools and Communities (C4DC), Teaching for Change is pleased to share this important information for D.C. residents and to support the fight against high-stakes standardized […]

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Teaching Islam in a Catholic School

This article is by Gregory J. Landrigan, a teacher in the 2015-16 Teaching for Change Stories from Our Classroom course. By Gregory J. Landrigan Most of my students had questions about logistics. What sort of lunch should we bring? Can we please not wear our uniforms? Will we be back by the end of the […]

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Black History Month

Reverend Barber’s words below highlight why it is all the more important to study Black history in February and all year long. We need some moral fire to help us see clearly how this history shapes our present reality. I’ve heard too many people say over the past several months, ‘We’ve never seen anything like this […]

Women Make History

This lesson presents the important and extensive roles of women in social justice movements. In this 45- to 90-minute lesson, participants take on the identity of one activist and interview at least six more. This lesson has been used successfully in middle and high school classes and in teacher workshops. Introduction One of the least recognized stories […]

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Cautionary Words about Far Right from 1962

SNCC veteran Timothy L. Jenkins wrote an open letter about the far right, published in the Mississippi Free Press on August 18, 1962. The letter was written to combat the rising neo-fascist youth movement, “Young American For Freedom” against the sixties’ student voting rights mobilization known as “Mississippi Summer.” Jenkins notes, “It came on the heels […]

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Protests: Sites for Education and Organizing

Our colleague Bruce Hartford, a veteran of the southern freedom struggle who manages the invaluable CRMvet.org website, wrote about how to do education and outreach at protests. He has given us permission to share this useful advice. By Bruce Hartford I’ve recently participated in several protests aimed at building resistance to Trump and Trumpism. But […]

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Teaching about Martin Luther King Jr.

Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism… Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world. —Dr. Martin Luther King   […]

Resistance 101: A Lesson for Inauguration Day Teach-Ins and Beyond

Since the election, student protests across the country against bigotry and injustice have been inspiring. Now students need the opportunity to learn the history of people’s movements in order to deepen their protests into organizing that can win real change. Students must learn to think critically about our nation’s history and learn the lessons of […]

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