Educator Activist Groups

Teacher Activist Groups (National)

The Network of Teacher Activist Groups (TAG) is a national coalition of grassroots teacher organizing groups. Together, we engage in shared political education and relationship building in order to work for educational justice both nationally and in our local communities.

Teachers Unite (New York City)

Teachers Unite is dedicated to developing and supporting an educational justice movement of New York City’s public school teachers. By providing resources and workshops that build professional support and organizing skills, it will be a central site for educators committed to social justice to meet, exchange ideas and develop plans of action.

Teachers for Social Justice (Chicago)

Teachers for Social Justice is an organization of teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers, and other educators working in public, independent, alternative, and charter schools and universities in the Chicago area.

Teachers 4 Social Justice (San Francisco & Bay Area)

T4SJ organizes teachers and community-based educators and implements programs and projects that develop empowering learning environments, more equitable access to resources and power, and realizing a just and caring culture.

Education – NYC and NY State

Center for Immigrant Families

Center for Immigrant Families (CIF) is a collectively run organization of low-income immigrant women of color and community members. Based on popular education, CIF organizes to transform the conditions of injustice we face and their multi-layered impact on our lives and communities. CIF works to build power and leadership among low-income parents of color to “take back” our schools and our public education system.

Class Size Matters

Class Size Matters is a non-profit, non-partisan clearinghouse for information on class size data and the proven benefits of smaller classes.

Independent Commission on Public Education (ICOPE)

The Independent Commission on Public Education works within a human rights framework, which guarantees that every child in New York City has the right to education.

Time Out from Testing

Time Out from Testing is a statewide coalition of parent, educator, business, community, and civil rights organizations in New York State committed to a “time-out” from excessive and high stakes exams.

Teacher Union Groups – NYC

Independent Community of Educators (ICE)

The Independent Community of Educators is an opposition caucus within the United Federation of Teachers.

Teachers for a Just Contract (TJC)

Teachers for a Just Contract is a group of Chapter Leaders, Delegates, chapter UFT Committee members, and rank and filers.

Education – National

Education for Liberation Network

A national coalition of teachers, community activists, youth, researchers and parents who believe a good education should teach people—particularly low-income youth and youth of color—to understand and challenge the injustices their communities face. Check out the EdLib Lab, an online “laboratory” for finding, discussing and developing social justice teaching materials. The lab features a searchable curriculum database.

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Founded as a volunteer group in Boston in 1990, GLSEN has grown into one of the nation’s leading voices for equality and safety in the educational system.


As an initiative of NH2A, H2Ed’s mission is to advocate on a grassroots and institutional level for educational reform. H2Ed advocates for educators, educational institutions and anyone who has a stake in the youth educational process.

Radical Math

Radical Math Teachers are educators who work to integrate issues of political, economic, and social justice into our math classes, and we seek to inspire and support other educators to do the same.

Rethinking Schools

Rethinking Schools produces a number off texts and resources across the country. They are firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. of race.

Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides curriculum guides and other resources to help teachers engage students in innovative classroom activities that deal with issues of equity and social justice.


AJ Muste

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute funds projects which promote the use of nonviolence to achieve social justice. Our grantmaking revolves around the issues to which A.J. Muste dedicated his life: peace and disarmament; social and economic justice; racial and sexual equality; and labor rights. You can sustain this work by donating to the Muste Institute.



A free newspaper and teaching tool that aims to inform children on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire a passion for social justice and learning. It is geared toward kids in grades 4 to 8 and high school English Language Learners.

Paper Tiger Television

Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective. PTTV has partnered with NYCoRE on two video’s: “Military Myths” and “Class Dismissed”.

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