Policy Positions

January 6, 2005

Renaissance 2010 - Local Education Policy 

TSJ Position on Renaissance 2010 January 6, 2005 click here
CPS Web Site, Official R2010 Policy click here
Kenwood Oakland Local School Council Alliance Fact Sheet on R2010 click here
PURE: What's Wrong with CPS's R2010 click here
Neighborhood Capital Budget Group's "Critique of R2010" click here
Chicago Teachers Union page for comparing the various R2010 schools click here
Kelly HS Suggestion Sheet click here
Catalyst Magazine for more info on R2010 click here
Camp C.A.R.E click here
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) - National Education Policy 

We have developed an NCLB study group which has put together a "talking points" sheet with three sections organized around themes such as accountability, equity, choice, etc... :

  • What NCLB claims
  • What it really means
  • What our vision is
We also organized two school-based community forums last spring (Kelly HS and Kelvyn Pk HS) to inform and dialogue with teachers about the law and how to organize against it, and we plan to continue this work. Read the Full Story

Upcoming Events

January 1, 2005

Either TSJ events, TSJ-sponsored or other events of interest.

Sustain the Educator Solidarity Network

- Tell your stories through this website, write for TSJ

- This can include anything relevant from the local, national & international. Explore stories of your classroom, school, neighborhood. What do you think about education policies, diversity, human rights?

- Join the Education for Liberation Network's Ning Site and host your own blog, invite other educators to share in the discussions.

Take Action

- Help organize rallies, protests, forums, campaigns.

Share Resources & Curriculum

- Each year dozens of teachers create curriculum & resources and share them at our Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair. It doesn't have to stop there- feel free to connect with TSJ teachers on collaborative projects.

- Email us your favorite research findings, articles, and reports.

Build Community

- We all need support. Talk to us about throwing a movie night or happy hour for educators. Host a dinner & discussion. Share events with us to put on the Calendar!

Study with Teachers for Social Justice

- Teachers for Social Justice are life-long learners. Join one of TSJ's ItAG study groups to learn from other teachers and explore areas you're interested in.

- Help organize an educational event. Read the Full Story