Report: Partnerships between community orgs and teachers’ unions

Posted on August 15, 2003

For a generation, “common wisdom” held that organized teachers and organized communities have separate and irreconcilable agendas when it comes to public school reform. In the past several years, the reality has suggested otherwise. A handful of exciting collaboratives has emerged among community organizations and local teachers unions. These partnerships suggest that, when they focus on improving education for low-income children and children of color, organized teachers and organized parents can build trust and work productively together.

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