Education Radio Collective
Mission: We are a collective of educators and activists committed to speaking back to the dominant narrative about education and exposing the profit-driven interests fueling current education policies while creating a space to envision education as liberation and transformation.
Along with other activities as noted below, we produce a weekly radio program/podcast featuring interviews, testimony and analysis on issues facing public education in the U.S. through voices of teachers, parents, students, community members, education activists and education scholars.
Contact: Email: [email protected]
Additional Information: Education Radio works in solidarity with other education activists and organizations in the fight against corporate education reform. We have worked through conferences and actions including: Save Our Schools, Occupy the DOE, The New York Collective of Radical Educators, Occupy Wall Street, and Boston Area Educators for Social Justice.
New England Literacy Resource Center: The Change Agent
Mission: The mission of New England Literacy Resource Center: The Change Agent is to provide a low-cost teaching resource that inspires and enables adult educators and learners to make civic participation and social justice part of their teaching and learning. Each issue explores a different social justice topic through news articles, opinion pieces, classroom activities and lessons, poems, cartoons, interviews, project descriptions, and printed and Web-based resources.
Contact: Cynthia Peters, 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210, 617-482-9485 ext.3649 (Phone), 617-482-0617 (Fax). Email: [email protected]
Additional Information: The paper has a circulation of 12,000; it is distributed at a reduced rate to NELRC member states. Individual subscriptions are $10 per year. Bulk subscriptions and back issue copies are also available. The 56-page newspaper is published twice a year in March and September.
Mission: Rethinking Schools is a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries. It is firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. While writing for a broad audience, it emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race. It is an activist publication, with articles written by and for teachers, parents, and students. Yet it also addresses key policy issues, such as vouchers and marketplace-oriented reforms, funding equity, and school-to-work.
Contact: 1001 E. Keefe Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212. 414-964-9646 or 800-669-4192 (Phone), 1-802-864-0095 (International calls), 414-964-7220 (Fax), Email: [email protected]
Additional Information: Rethinking Schools offers information about and contact information for their editors and staff.
Teaching for Change
Mission: Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Their programs include a progressive bookstore and publications, professional development, and a parent empowerment project.
Contact: Allyson Criner Brown, Associate Director, PO Box 73038, Washington, DC 20056. 202-588-7204 (Phone), 202-238- 0109 (Fax), Email: [email protected]
Additional Information: Teaching for Change coordinates the Zinn Education Project with Rethinking Schools.
Mission: Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.
Contact: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104. 334- 956-8200 (Phone)
Additional Information: Provide frees educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad. “Teaching Tolerance” is sent to 400,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits. More than 10,000 schools participate in our annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program.